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Global Warming Global warming is the rising of average temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere due to greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases are gases that trap heat in the atmosphere. The greenhouse effect consists of gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and water vapor insulating the Earth’s surface and helping it maintain warm temperatures. However since there is so much carbon dioxide filling the air the Earth atmosphere absorbs almost all of the suns emission. When the sun heats the earth the atmosphere is supposed to radiate most of the heat but instead it takes all the warmth and uses it to power the Earth causing a buildup of green house gases. This has been taught to everyone, but is it true or a hoax? Some scientists argue that global warming is nothing to worry about and that it is just a myth. Nevertheless there are other scientists who say the world will enter a vast drought because of the rising temperatures. Global warming affects natural and geographical and historical boundaries. In the future, producing food will be quite problematic. When Global warming’s full affects kick in, we will have droughts and floods rather often, and under these conditions, crops will not be able to grow. Another issue is acid rain, which will kill many of the crops as well. Not having enough food will cause major health problems… not to mention the air we breathe, which will be full of carbon dioxide, since the a lot of plants which produce oxygen
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This note was uploaded on 06/08/2011 for the course GEO 1 taught by Professor Dean during the Spring '11 term at Riverside Community College.

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