essay 1 - global warming and the rising sea level

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NRCC 150 February 7, 2008 Sea Level Rise and Global Warming Global warming is a heated issue that has been gaining more and more attention as the Earth’s temperature continues to increase. Global warming can have devastating effects if it continues to increase. Although actions are beginning to attempt to take place, not everyone is involved and it is still not completely proven to be the fault of human activity. The ocean is beginning to suffer and if proper actions to fight against it aren’t taken soon, it will only get worse. Global warming is a phrase that refers to the temperature increases on Earth’s near surface air and in the ocean. This phenomenon has been happening over the past few decades and is projected to continue to happen into the future. It is unanimous in the scientific community that global warming is happening, but there are uncertainties about how high the temperature will get and what society needs to change, if anything, to reduce the temperature change. (NOAA Satellite and Information Service 2006) The Kyoto Protocol is a part of a bigger treaty, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which is aimed at reducing greenhouse gases that may cause global warming. 174 parties signed and ratified the protocol as of November 2007
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course NR 150 taught by Professor Chamberlain during the Spring '07 term at Colorado State.

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