110309 - 3 An increase in global temperature will cause sea...

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11/03/09 1. Distribution of wealth 1. Top 5% (58.9% wealth)(21.8% income) 2. Bottom 40% (.02% wealth)(12.1%income) 2.1.Concentration of wealth is detrimental to the ability to make economic choices 2. Global Warming 1. Is the increase in the average temperature of the earth’s near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20 th century and it projected continuation (1980) 1.1.Global surface temperature increased 1.33 +/- .32 F 2. Most of the increase in temperature is caused by increasing concentration of greenhouse gases resulting from human activity such as fossil fuel burning and deforestation. 2.1.The IPCC also concludes that variations in natural phenomena such as solar radiation and volcanoes produced most of the warming from pre-industrial ages. Now it is due to human interactions.
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Unformatted text preview: 3. An increase in global temperature will cause sea levels to rise and will change the amount and pattern of precipitation, probably including expansion of subtropical deserts. 4. The continuing retreat of glaciers, permafrost and sea ice is expected, with warming being strongest in the arctic 4.1.Other likely effects included increases in the intensity of extreme weather events, species, extinctions, and changes in agricultural yield. 4.1.1. Not equal effects everywhere 4.1.2. We have to do something to prevent, but won’t happen right away, there will be an adjustment period. Larger more stable countries must help the smaller/more poor countries. 4.2.Alterations in warm water ocean currents....
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