A the greenhouse effect the ear ths atmosphere is

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a. The Greenhouse Effect The Ear th's atmosphere is made up of a blanket of gases, which trap enough heat to sustain life. However, by burning fossil fuels and cutting down forests humans pump billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. We also add other gases to the atmosphere in smaller quantities. The Greenhouse Effect essentially is when gases are held in the atmosphere and absorb the heat of the sun, essentially making the earth an oven.
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Running Head: Global Warming: Fact or Fiction? Source: Green Peace; The Greenhouse Effect occurs when the temperature rises due to the Sun’s light and heat and they become imprisoned in the Earth’s atmosphere. A good example, is when your car has been outside in the sun on a hot day. The reason for this is because the light can get in, but it cannot escape. This is what the greenhouse effect does to the planet, the light is able to enter the atmosphere but it is unable to escape the same way. This results in the rise in temeperatures. b. Solar Variations Changes in the amount of radiant energy emitted by the Sun is known as solar variations. The more radiant energy emitted by the sun the hotter the atmosphere of Earth will become since there will be more heat energy produced. 3. Effects of Global Warming a. Environmental Effects The main thing that is mentioned in talking about global warming is the effect that it has on our environments. The fact of the matter is that when our planet does warm, the oceans do get a few degrees warmer, the air gets a little hotter, ice begins to melt. But that is what happens when things warm. The environment can take care of itself, no matter what happens, we will adapt to our surroundings and our environment do change, but we always can analyze and adapt to our situations (Effects of Global Warming, 2011). An example is that when the Alaska Pipeline was being built, there were people saying that it would hurt the Polar Bear habitat, and possibly kill them. What happened, the Polar bears adapted they actually sleep on the pipeline to stay warm in the biting cold weather during the winter. So, you see that animals will adapt to their surroundings and find a way to survive (Effects of Global Warming, 2011).
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Running Head: Global Warming: Fact or Fiction? b. Weather The toll that global warming takes on our weather is minimal. There is no proven evidence that I have found that shows that global warming impacts our seasons or the weather that certain locations on the planet have. The reasons that specific weather or natural phenomena occur in specific places is unknown. Weather is hard to predict, but we can’t say it’s because of
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