Global Warming

Global warming is a very real and serious issue which can lead to world-wide catastrophes. In order to fight and control global warming we must first understand what global warming is, and also what causes this enormous problem. Next we can learn about the effects of global warming and what it can cause in the future. Finally we must work together to end global warming. This paper will divide fighting global warming into these three phases.

What is Global Warming?

So what is global warming? Global warming is the observed increase of the average temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans. In the 20th century alone this global average rose nearly 1.1° F. This does not ...

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of fossil fuels. To understand why burning fossil fuels leads to greenhouse gas emission you must understand where fossil fuels come from (Houghton 25-28).
Shortly after the death of a living organism its body begins to decompose. This means the body is broken down into simpler forms of matter. Once decomposition is complete the earth extracts the forms of matter that it uses as nutrients. One of the forms of matter that the earth does not use is carbon dioxide. The unused matter remains in the earth but is not used as nutrients. The matter will stay there until it is taken out by an outside force. Oil is actually the remnants of past living organisms that have decomposed and been extracted by the earth. When this is burned, carbon dioxide and methane are released into the air (Decomposition en.wikipedia.org).
Another cause of the increase of greenhouse gases is land clearing. When trees and crops are cut down to make room for development, valuable “filters” are ...

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gases prevent some rays from escaping back into space. This whole process is known as the greenhouse effect. Now the greenhouse effect is important. If did not occur the Earth would be a frozen tundra and life would not be possible. The problem is when the greenhouse effect gets too strong the Earth heats up and causes problems for life on the planet (Greenhouse Effect www.epa.gov).

What are the effects of Global Warming?

Understanding what global warming is is just the first step in fighting it. We must next understand what global warming is causing in the world now and also what it can cause in the future. If the outcome of what will happen if global warming ...

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Added: 4/6/2011 08:10:05 AM
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