#1 Global Warning for Global Warming

#1 Global Warning for Global Warming - #1 Global Warning...

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Global Warning for Global Warming May 5, 2007 Environment-Outdoors We are exploiting our environment in order to improve our lives. But are we actually improving our lives? Global warming has proved us wrong. From freakish weather, to inexplicable diseases, the impact of our thoughtless actions is becoming more and more visible. We can’t reverse all the harm that has already been done. However, we can heed the warning signs, and work towards creating a better environment. What causes Global Warming? Both natural environmental changes and human activities cause global warming. While natural changes are part of nature’s cycles, human activities disturb the eco-balance. Recently the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has validated environmentalists’ claim that human activities in the past few decades have resulted in atmospheric greenhouse gases, depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer, loss of biodiversity, pollution, abuse of water resources, and degradation of soils. The burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, and oil, is a major source of air pollution, as they give off CO2 when ignited. Also mining coal and drilling for oil allows methane to escape into the atmosphere. Both CO2 and methane are greenhouse gases,
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2009 for the course SSC 185 taught by Professor Havlin during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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