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Unformatted text preview: Sharon Whitson Professor Brady Engl1010-C01 12 March 2011 Global Warming How We Can Make A Difference Global Warming is Energy from the Sun that passes through the atmosphere as light and is absorbed by rock, soil, and water located at the surface of the Earth. The energy is reradiated as heat and absorbed in the atmosphere by greenhouse gases. The gases include carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, ozone, nitrous oxide, and some man -made chemicals. This atmospheric warming is called the greenhouse effect. The Earths average global temperature should be approximately 18 degrees Celsius. Greenhouse gases are added to the atmosphere by natural events including volcanic eruptions, respiration by animals, and the decay and burning of organic matter. The removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere keeps the planets from overheating. When we add the greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, it is like planets from overheating....
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