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Unformatted text preview: temperatures at the earth's surface. a. Coal b. Oil c. Natural Gas i. Adds CO 2 into the atmosphere. It traps more heat and temps increase (4.) Describe the major sources of carbon dioxide emissions, and the relative emissions of the U.S. on a global scale. a. The majority comes from the burning of fossil fuels since it releases CO2 into the atmosphere. (5.) List and describe the three different types of greenhouse gases, and explain how these compounds contribute to global warming. a. Chlorofluorocarbons b. Methane (natural gas) c. Nitrous Oxide (N 2 0) (6.) Explain the fate of the Kyoto protocol since 2000, and the publics opinions on the topic of global warming. a. The resolution passed unanimously, but why is the US hesitant? (7.) Explain how global warming may affect sea levels, crop yields, the climate in Northern Europe, and the global conveyor belt of sea currents that carry equatorial heat to higher latitudes....
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2011 for the course SCI 1101 taught by Professor Jbrock during the Spring '07 term at Kennesaw.
- Spring '07