This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.
This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: Sharon Ng July 2, 2009 Physics 10 Global Warming and Physics Global warming is a big issue in the world today. Each and every day, humans pollute the Earth by smoking, driving, littering, and we dont take enough time to think about our actions and how it impacts the world we live in. Scientific evidence has convinced some people that there is actually a connection between human activities and global warming. The movie, An Inconvenient Truth effectively shows how deleterious our actions are to the world. In Physics class, we learned that the greenhouse effect is a natural process that warms Earths lower atmosphere and surface. A rise in temperature as a result of the greenhouse effect occurs when Earth absorbs more solar radiation than it emits back into space. Much of the sun's energy reaches Earth as visible light. Earths atmosphere retains heat at the surface. Greenhouse energy reaches Earth as visible light....
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course PHYS 10 taught by Professor Vaughn during the Summer '09 term at West Valley.
- Summer '09