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Global Warming

Parent Category: Environmental Issues
Global Warming is the century-scale rise in the average temperature of the Earth's surface, oceans, and atmosphere due to an increase in the greenhouse effect. Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels or from deforestation trap heat that would otherwise escape from Earth. This warming is causing climate patterns to change.

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I can only speculate but I wouldn't imagine global warming wouldhave had much of an impact on global shark populations to date.Water takes a lot of energy to heat up and changes to globaloceanic temperatures are less noticable than atmospherictemperatures. Sharks are cold-blooded so changes in the...
Greenhouse gases, climate and temperature can all be affected byenergy conservation.
The first two reports (1990 and 1995) of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirmed that the world is definitely warming and this warming is being caused by human activity.
Inez Fung is a professor of Atmospheric Science at UC Berkeleyand the Co-Director of Berkeley Institute of the Environment . Dr Brenda Ekwurzel works on the national climate program at theUnion of Concerned Scientists (UCS). . Marine ecologist and climate expert Corina Brussaard is part ofa new...
It is 72% of our atmosphere. However it also can cause ground levelozone and smog. It also can be bad in water systems if there is anexcess. Without it though nothing could live. Plants need it tosurvive.
Methane 16% -- Carbon Dioxide (Forestry and Industrial process) 76%-- Nitrous Oxide 6% -- F-Gases 2%
More particles in the air block sunlight and energy making the area around the eruption cooler. . Thermal property gives rise to more hot springs and attracts tourists. Mount Pinatubo was a major eruption several years ago. The eruption caused some of the lowest temperatures of the past several...
As oceans continue to warm, polar caps will continue to melt. Someestimates conclude that sea levels could rise up to 60 meters. Somesea level rise is inevitable; different studies make differentpredictions. I wrote a paper on this two years ago, and of the 19studies I used as references, the...
Humans burning fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) release carbon dioxide, a powerful greenhouse gas. This is causing global warming. Any warming of the earth will lead to changes in climate. Scientists predict this will mean that storms, floods, droughts and other weather events will happen...
Yes, scientists have discovered that the continent of Antarctica was once covered by a tropical rainforest, which grows in a warm climate.
The laws of thermodynamics tell us to expect observable changeswhen we perturb (change) the inputs or conditions of theenvironment in this case, the earth. What we put into the air, howwe change the surface through logging and agriculture, and what wedump into the ocean can all wind up altering the...
The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement while theCopenhagen Accord is a political agreement.
When carbon dioxide level rises in the atmosphere, it leads to global warming because it enhances the greenhouse effect, trapping infrared radiation close to the surface.
We should stop polluting the air to curb global warming. The precautions to stop pollution are : 1. We need to switch off our engines at signals when you stop to prevent pollution. 2. We have to filter all the dust and smoke from factories before letting it to the outside premises. 3. We must...
I don't think so, UK is rated as the top 7 emitter of the world'stop carbon polluter the only thing that can make it nice is bycontributing an act to stop global warming as well as othercountries since UK has been signed up to Kyoto protocol since 1995
Ozone layer protects our planet Earth from the harmful radiationsthat comes from the sun. The ozone layer was discovered in 1913 bythe French physicists Charles Fabry and Henri Buisson. Ozone layeris a deep layer in earth's atmosphere that contain ozone which is anaturally occurring molecule ....
When carbon emissions are released into the atmosphere themolecules essentially get trapped in the gases of the atmosphereand can stay for long periods of time and get swept around theworld also. In this manner they build up and create a "hole" in theozone where =by the natural protection of the...
Low pressure area that can be a typhoon
The sun provides the heat for global warming. However, it is the extra greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that trap more of this sun's heat and stop it escaping out into space. The normal greenhouse effect which keeps the earth warm has been turned into an enhanced greenhouse effect which is causing...
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The methane (and other gases) released in a landfill are a resultof the action of bacteria on the biological matter (thrown out foodleftovers) in the landfill. Releasing the methane from landfillinto the air relieves the build up of gas which otherwise couldresult in an explosion. Preventing the...
Climate may influence the type of farming, as some crops require dry or wet weather to grow.
CFC's react in the ozone. They decompose ozone to become self stable.
it can and then it turns it into oxygen.
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Each cycle for the sun is about 10-11 years.
Convection currents. Cold air is more dense than hot air so itsinks and warm air is less dense so it rises. It repeats over andover again and causes wind.
At first, people burnt small quantities of coal or coke in their fireplaces for warmth. The consumption of fossil fuels is really by means such as burning coal or oil to generate electricity, or using oil products as automotive fuels. This releases carbon dioxide, additional to the natural carbon...
Clouds are one of the big unknowns about global warming as they can have a range of effects, warmer temperatures caused by global warming will result in higher rates of evaporation and therefore will result in higher cloud cover. in turn higher cloud cover can increase night time temperatures...
Litterng can cause human sickness because the litter pollutes the air making the oxygen we breath in dirty. This can effect our lungs and the more pollution we breath in, the more gunky build up gathers in our lungs making it hard to breath. This is most likely the cause for asthma and other lung...
It exists in the stratosphere and near the surface. Near the surface it is harmful, resulting from human pollutants for the most part. In the stratosphere is it useful, as it blocks much of the ultraviolet radiation.
Because there is lots of ice in the air
Yes, however, wood can be carbon neutral. The process of burning wood also does not emit any additionalcarbon dioxide than the natural biodegradation of the wood if itwere left to rot on the forest floor. Over the course of a tree'slife it absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and thenreleases...
Indeed they are acting alike. The glass in a green house allows light to enter but reduces the amount of heat that leaves. Green houses gasses in the atmosphere have the same effect on the planet in general.
China's very serious about dealing with GW as shown by its massive investment in renewable energy and reforestation. Problem is, China's ability to keep building coal power stations is what is making it the world's superpower so they're against any binding treaties to stop them from doing so. That's...
Due to gravitational pull to the earth's atmosphere.
The advantages of the greenhouse effect includes the ability tokeep the Earth warm so food can be grown and people can live.Burning fossil fuels can create the greenhouse effect.
We can stop CFC's by using their alternatives. A ban has to be placed.
Dangers of the ozone hole Ozone protects us from the dangerous Ultraviolet radiation from the sun (UVB). This UVB causes skin cancers and cataracts in humans, and damage to some crops, including rice.
if the earth becomes 4oc warmer . the amazon will become a desert . Peru will loose its glaciers and become uninhabitable . southern Europe will all be deserts and rivers will dry up . alps will be snow free . people will be able to live in western Antarctica . Bangladesh will be flooded . have less...
Man has been cutting down forests and burning fossil fuels since 1750, the beginning of the Industrial Age. Combustion of fossil fuels releases long-held carbon dioxide (CO2) which adds to the greenhouse gases . Reduction of forests means that more CO2 remains in the atmosphere. The extra CO2 is...
Global warming is partly a natural phenomenon. In fact without this, the world would be some thirty degrees Celsius colder than it is today. Carbon dioxide is a naturally occurring greenhouse gas. At normal concentrations, it, along with other greenhouse gases, helps maintain global temperatures at...
Other countries have done various efforts. They have tried to cut down carbon emissions.
From wiki "Evaporation is caused when water is exposed to air and the liquid molecules turn into water vapor which rises up and forms clouds". This is because water vapor is lighter than air. The clouds then hold the water until a temperature drop causes the water to condense into droplets, which...
There is no specific sign. The ozone is denoted by O3.
Well, when burning hydrocarbons in complete combustion, the products are Water (H 2 O) + Carbon Dioxide (CO 2 ). The only potentially dangerous product of complete combustion of hydrocarbons is CO 2 in large amounts which some people believe presents a danger of global warming. However, if you...
Water Vapor, carbon dioxide, and Methane.
A carbon footprint is the measure of how much carbon you and youractivities and lifestyle cost the planet. Developed countries use far more energy to run their businesses,transport and the personal lifestyles of their citizens. As energynow comes from burning fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas...
antarctica has thick ice because it is a land mass that is freazed so it has really big ice
The sun's energy . Warms the earth enough for life . Grows trees, plants and food crops which feed animals andhumans. Photosynthesis in plants removes some of the harmful carbondioxide from the atmosphere. . Grows the algae at the bottom of the marine food chain thatfeeds all the animals right up...
If the earth continues to warm, then most regions will becomewarmer and drier. Some lands that are suitable for animals andcrops will become deserts. Animals that cannot find their normal food will die. If the animal's habitat is destroyed then the animal has to move,adapt or die. A: Global...
Volcanic eruptions affect the weather conditions locally and globally by cooling the planet.
Billions and billions of dollars. The government plans to add an EXTRA $200 BILLION to reduce car emissions and and extra $6 BILLION to fund climate change programs.
what we feel as heat is "long infrared radition". "Short infrared radiation" is what your remote uses to control your tv (for some reason this appeared in Terminator 4)
Atmosphere supplies air to breath, and C02 for plants Atmosphere keeps warmth in so we don't freeze and turn solid.
Ozone depletion has some associated problems. Ozone hole at both hemispheres,
The size of CFC is very small. It is a chlorine and fluorine compound.
Water is a natural resource. It is depleted via people of earth.
The science of global warming is not a hoax. No scientist has anything to gain by creating a hoax. In fact, any evidence that a research scientist has engaged in this would be career-destroying. The only employment open to trained scientists who value propaganda over research is in some sections of...
Yes. Some tropical countries have only a wet season and a dryseason.
This is a matter of opinion. Currently I do not live in the UK. However, There are potentials and dangers of Nuclear Power. If there is a scarcity of electricity and the population trends are rising you may need to add some more power to your local grids.
really hot and humid The temperatures at Central Park range from an average low of 63.6 to an average high of 79.3 in June, 68.8 to 84.1 in July, 67.8 to 82.6 in August and 60.8 to 75.2 in September. The record high was 106 on July 9, 1936. All temperatures are in degrees Fahrenheit.
Trees remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is a global warming gas. So, the answer to your question is, yes.
Ozone production requires something that is not oxygen, to hold onto a single oxygen atom for some period of time, until an oxygen molecule can come along and become ozone. When this something encounters water vapor, the "temporary arrangement" become permanent. So water vapor blocks the production...
it is poisonous gas which is the cause of the green house effectand also contribute to the global warming
Nitrogen gas makes up most of the atmosphere. However carbon dioxide extinguishes a burning splint and is found in a small amount in the atmosphereNitrogen gas. It is an inert gas that makes up over 70% of the Earth's atmosphere.
Various items are equal in destroying ozone. CFC's and FREONS are example.
No they are caused by tectonic plates colliding or separating.
Yes. Since the Industrial Revolution man has been burning fossil fuels in industry, transport and in the generation of electricity. This releases extra carbon that has been out of circulation for millions of years. This extra carbon dioxide is contributing to the accelerated greenhouse effect which...
Scientists have to keep working hard on all kinds of alternative energy sources. Enough sunlight lands on the earth in one day to provide all our electricity needs for a year ! . Solar power . Wind power . Water power . Heat from the earth and the oceans ... can all be harnessed and...
The overall affect would have to be negative. Any time man causeschange to the environment there will be more negative than positiveeffects.
no, but Ozone is
There are a number of equations that could answer this question. Here are some: glucose + oxygen => carbon dioxide + water hydrocarbon + oxygen => carbon dioxide + water Note: Hydrocarbons are (in general) petroleum vehicle fuels (though a number of other products are hydrocarbons). As...
everyone that is still alive??
Globalization is an attack (or it threatens) individual/or indepentent empires. Human nature is human nature, (so far) that cannot be changed. Some examples: 1. The state of Texas created it's own Republic in 1836; separating from Mexico in that year. Then gave up it's empire (independence) to...
Carbon dioxide is the primary gas causing global warming, followedby methane. Other gases include ozone and any three-atom gas. Watervapour has an enhancement effect, because the warmer the world getsas a result of other factors, the more water vapour is held in theatmosphere, resulting in even more...
it refers to the gas that are emitted from the ehaust of the car. it is caused by the combustion of gas inside the engine.
Well the fossil fuels are oils, and thus they burn. Go into the chem section and ask there. All i know is that they are carbon composite, which allows them to burn.
Of the fossil fuels, natural gas emits less carbon dioxide than oil (though the gas itself, methane, is a powerful greenhouse gas and there are serious leakage problems with its use). Any of the renewable sources of energy are better than oil. Solar, geothermal, wind, hydro etc, all have zero...
That part in which the water is within a living organism, but onlyfor any particular volume of water whilst it is within the organism
Rich is a relative term. The Inca held priest and leaders in more esteem than possessions. Money didn't exist, and wealth as we know it didn't exist. The Inca provided for each other in time of famine and everyone was merely in survival mode.
Carbon footprint, as defined by Wikipedia is "is "the total set of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an organization, event or product" [1] or the amount of carbon dioxide emitted. Less carbon footprint will affect the earth because the earth will be cooler if there is less carbon...