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Unformatted text preview: 9/29/2011 1 Review from Last Lecture • What is a CFC? • How do they lead to ozone depletion? • Seasonal ozone hole (Antarctica) • PSCs • Arctic? • Montreal protocol 1 Chapter 3: The Chemistry of Global Warming Sept. 30/2011 What accounts for global warming? 1. Increase in atmospheric temperatures mainly due to ozone depletion 2. Increase in atmospheric temperatures mainly due to the emission of greenhouse gases 3 3. Decrease in atmospheric temperatures mainly due to the emission of greenhouse gases 4. 1 and 2 5. I have no clue Global warming is… 1. A problem for future generations 2. Already a serious problem 4 3. Not a problem at all; it’s all a hoax 9/29/2011 2 Chapter Introduction • Global warming: • We’ll look at: – Scientific evidence – What role does chemistry play? – What effects are linked to this increase in temperature? – Role of human activities 5 Chapter Introduction • We need to understand the Earth’s climate system and how it responds to change – Incoming and outgoing solar radiation – Role of atmospheric gases – Rate at which temperature change is occurring • Understanding CO 2 – How does CO 2 absorb infrared radiation – Structure and shape – Policies for restricting CO 2 emissions 6 Our Solar System Saturn...
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2011 for the course ACCOUNTING 221 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at North South University.
- Spring '11