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Title: The effects of Global Warming Speaker: Laura Corral Professo r: Lisa Mcniel Attention-Getter: “More than 1 million species have become extinct due to the disappearance of habitats, ecosystems and acidic oceans all due to Global-Warming.” Establishment of Ethos: “The 12 warmest years on record have all occurred since 1998 and every one of the past 37 years have been warmer than the 20th century average” I. Introduction- A. What is global warming? -Global warming is the increase of the Earth’s average surface temperature due to effects of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels or from deforestation, which trap heat that would otherwise escape from Earth. B. How do we contribute to Global Warming? 1) Cars/Trucks 2) Poor waste disposal 3) deforestation 4) oil spills Cars and Trucks- Our personal vehicles are one of the major causes of Global Warming, they represent of all emissions in the U.S. emitting 24 pounds of carbon dioxide and other Global Warming gases per gallon of gasoline. Approximately 5 pounds of carbon dioxide and other Global Warming gases come from extracting, producing and delivering fuel, and the other 19 pounds come directly from the tailpipe line of cars. The transportation sector which includes 30% of all U.S global warming emissions come only from cars, trucks, planes, trains and ships. Poor waste disposal- There are various ways in which poor waste disposal might affect the environment leading to further damage in Global Warming, for example, 1) Surface water contamination 2) Soil contamination 3) pollution 4) Leachate Surface water contamination- Occurs when “waste ends up in water bodies”and this might cause for the composition of the water to change affecting the ecosystem in the water and it can harm animals that drink from polluted water.
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