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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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Actually, the sea level would not rise appreciably--at least, not at first. Arctic ice is floating in water, and when melted, takes up less volume than ice does. This is an oversimplification, though, since the climate changes accompanying the increased amount of seawater--which would then evaporate…
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Yes, electricity generation has a huge effect on the environment. Most electricity is generated by power plants using non-renewable fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas. All these fuels release carbon dioxide, a dangerous greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere. Most scientists agree that this …
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There are no dangerous carbon emissions to cause global warming
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Global warming is being caused by the build up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, particularly carbon dioxide, from the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) and deforestation. Global warming is a rise in average global temperature. The earth has natural heating and cooling globa…
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According to scientists studying such matters then some of the following may happen. •An increase in the trapped heat will: -Change and alter weather patterns •Which in turn will: -Result in some living things not being able to adapt to these changes which will hasten species extinction -Influ…
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A feedback system, in general engineering terms, is a system whose output if fed back to the input, and depending on the output, your input is adjusted so as to reach a steady-state. In colloquial language, you adjust your input based on the output of your system so as to achieve a certain end, like…
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Oxygen, although giving us the ability to breath, is actually a corrosive element that eventually wears us down. Radiation from the sun in the form of Ultra-Violet rays can damage our skin and cause cancer. The environment provides us the food we eat, the air we breath, the water we drink, the …
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Predicted results Hotter summers, melting icebergs, flooding, hurricanes, etc. One view Some global warming models predict that, though summer might be a little hotter, the largest temperature increases will be seen in the winter. Icebergs melt all the time, and always have. It's a result …
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Clouds and the atmosphere.
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If you mean the light of the sun, all life on earth would end. The sun is the engine that drives our planet. No light - no photosynthesis. All vegetation dies. Further, if there's no light, there's no warmth. The planet freezes over, and the planet dies.
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No. No change in orbit or explosiveness! What will happen is that the mean average temperature of the atmosphere will increase, resulting in ice caps melting, which will cause sea levels to rise, and triggering climatic changes. These changes will alter the type of crops which can be grown in a giv…
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Yes, many people feel that global warming is a real threat and they want countries and governments all round the world to try to prevent it. Many countries have already begun. Europe has had an Emissions Trading Scheme since 2005. Australia is developing a Carbon Tax which will change to an emissio…
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Every country in the world (The Paris Agreement, 2015) accepts that global warming is happening. There are no reasons that suggest it is fictional.
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We suspect that sunspots do not affect global warming and there is no evidence that they do. The Maunder Minimum ( in sunspot activity ) does coincides with the middle and coldest part of the Little Ice Age ( see Wikipedia on LIA ). But we know that the solar output during sunspot active regions vs …
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Britain is at the same latitude as Labrador, yet is much warmer. The reason for this is that a current called the "Gulf Stream" carries water from the Caribbean across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe, then to Greenland and back to the Caribbean. Britain is one of the few places where general circulatio…
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Global warming could be influenced by a variety of factors. Millions of years ago a salt water fern absorbed CO2 from the atmosphere. As the ferns died they sank and that carbon became sequestered on the deep sea floor. The result was a gradual cooling of the climate. Volcanoes also vent a lot of h…
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Burning fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) in industry, transport and electricity generation. This adds carbon dioxide to the greenhouse gases. Cutting down forests. This means there are fewer and fewer trees to suck carbon out of the atmosphere. Cement and concrete production. Adds carbon di…
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Climate is more associated with a region than with an entire planet. Consider the difference between the climate at earth's polar regions, and its climate in the tropics. Overall, however, the global climate is a little bit warmer now than it was 50 years ago. In the 1960s primary energy generating…
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Carbon Dioxide keeps the atmosphere warm by absorbing infra-red heat (from the sun) rising from the warm earth's surface. This heat remains in the atmosphere heating other greenhouse gases and even heating the earth's surface again. This is called the greenhouse effect. More Shortwave energy (that …
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Surface temperature records indicate there has been about 0.6°C rise over the past 40 years. To place this within a historical perspective, 20,000 years ago earth was at the depth of an ice age. From 20,000 to 11,000 years ago the temperature rapidly increased about 8Ã�° C. If we divide those…
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Greenhouse gases are said to be the #1 cause of global warming. If so, then the US should take part in helping to curb these carbon emissions. A: Yes, The U.S. and China need to help stop climate change and global warming. The U.S. and China are already the largest carbon dioxide polluters in the …
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Yes, the vast majority of climate scientists agree that global warming is happening and it is primarily being caused by man's deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas). Global warming is described by the World Meteorological Organization (a body of the United Nations)…
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The first serious research conducted on the effect of changes in CO2 levels was in 1896, when Arrhenius completed a laborious numerical computation which suggested that cutting the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere by half could lower the temperature in Europe some 4-5°C (roughly 7-9°F) - that is, t…
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The emission of greenhouse gases, mostly carbon dioxide, primarily through burning of fossil fuels, enhanced the natural greenhouse effect and began making the earth warmer. Global warming has already started, as shown by the rise in sea levels and warming in global temperatures.
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Not much use. Cold countries like Canada and Siberia will have a short-term time in the sun.
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Garbage overload is affect the world because it uses about 80 percent of the world's natural resources. Another way it's affect the world is that when most of the garbage that is thrown out can be recycled, it continues to pile up every day and filling up the landfills.
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Yes! Humans have almost everything to do with global warming. Two hundred years ago we started to burn fossil fuel (coal, oil and natural gas). This released extra carbon dioxide that had been stored under the ground for millions of years. Before that the greenhouse effect just kept the earth's atm…
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There are very few real advantages to global warming because global warming is causing climate change. More rain in some places might seem to be a benefit, but other places will experience drought and famine. Increased warmth and increased carbon dioxide are thought by some to encourage plant grow…
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Global warming has already started. The world is warming. The results are not able to be seen yet with any certainty, because climate change needs to be observed over a period of years, perhaps decades, rather than months. What is predicted is that "weather events" (storms, floods, droughts, torna…
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The temperature rising itself doesn't affect them drastically.
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The natural carbon cycle and the water cycle have produced a greenhouse effect that has kept the planet comfortably warm since life began. Since the start of the Industrial Revolution about 200 years ago man has been burning fossil fuels for industry, transport and the generation of electricity. Thi…
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The entirety of the scientific community accepts that CO2 traps heat; this is science established over a century ago, and to do so would deny that a greenhouse effect even exists. The earth stopped coming out of the last ice age thousands of years ago. Within the last century, however, natural var…
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A lot affects global warming, mostly the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and others gases. CH4 is caused by cattle and melting tundra, while CO2 is caused by burning anything, such as running cars and factories that burning fossil fuels. All those gases trap the sun's heat in t…
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Many do, some don't An explosion is nothing more than the rapid release of energy. This is most commonly due to the rapid combustion of a material, although nuclear explosions do not involve combustion. The combustion of any hydrocarbon or other carbon-containing substance ALWAYS produces carbon dio…
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Carbon dioxide density Carbon dioxide's density is 1600kg/m3 when solid and 1.98 kg/m3 at standard temperature and pressure in its gaseous form.
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No. There is no connection. Any given day has the same amount of hours of light. Day light savings time just moves it from the morning to the evening. So a day that has a sunrise at 6 am and sunset at 7 pm has 13 hours of daylight, We move our clocks forward so sunrise will be at 7am and sunset at …
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The sea temperatures will rise and cause coral bleaching. The coral will die off.
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Global warming has been identified as a major issue for the global community. More properly this is called "Global Climate Change" as some areas may be warmer, some cooler, some wetter, some drier. Background: The contention of the larger number of climatologists is that human activities since the…
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Answer Between 0.55 degrees (south of south america) and 9.2 degrees (arctic ocean) but an average of 3 degrees throughout
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Carbon dioxide. The increase of carbon dioxide is the cause of global warming.
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if the earth heats up between 1 and 3 degrees centigrade in the next hundred years, which they think probable, the sea level will rise by up to 120cm.
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carbonIt needs a nucleus, a cluster of 6 neutrons (particles with a charge of zero) and 6 protons (particles with a charge of +1) surrounded by a 2 rings of electrons (particles with a charge of -1) the first ring should have 2 electrons and the second should have 4. -junior rodriguez:)(A.K.A DJ SHU…
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The Not-So-New Green Movement It is the support of environmentally friendly products opposed to those that pollute or harm the environment... While the first answerer is correct, the Green Movement is much deeper and broader than just promoting environmentally friendly products. Here is more inf…
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Well it has started already!People start global warming when we use pollution that is why people are now walking and riding their bikes to stop global warming.
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To accurately gain information upon whether the globe truly is warming up, one must check many sources of data from a variety of sources. CO2 levels over the years can be recorded from drilling into ice, tree rings can tell us a bit about temperature over the years, the sources are quite numerous an…
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The major natural greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide methane ozone Other greenhouse gases include, but are not limited to, nitrous oxide sulfur hexafluoride hydrofluorocarbons perfluorocarbons chlorofluorocarbons (see IPCC list of greenhouse gases)
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Gasoline is a fossil fuel, so burning it releases carbon dioxide from millions of years go. This extra CO2 is too much for the carbon cycle to deal with, so the normal greenhouse effect becomes an accelerated greenhouse effect which is causing global warming.
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Global Warming is caused by the greenhouse effect in Earth's atmosphere. The greenhouse effect is what keeps the planet warm enough for life. This worked well till about 1750 when humans started burning coal for industry, the start of the Industrial Age. Since then, the burning of fossil fuels (…
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Enhanced Greenhouse Effect Gradually over time more and more greenhouse gases of carbon dioxide mostly from the burning of fossil fuels (transport and electricity) and methane from cattle and melting tundra builds up in the atmosphere and traps more of the sun's rays and heat around the earth. This…
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Around 5% of man's contribution to CO2.
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Probably like Mars. Like a hot desert. Hmm... if us humans werent destroying it it still be flouishing with life. Around a few billion years the sun will become a red giant and engulf the earth or get really close and heat it up. Look around. The earth is already millions of years old. Thousands o…
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To cap means to stop, to put a cap on something. If an industry is producing greenhouse gas, then the government will legislate a cap, meaning it will only be allowed to produce this much greenhouse gas. "Capping greenhouse gas emissions" is the point at which greenhouse gas emissions stop. Each yea…
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It's not wrong. Who says it's wrong. Global warming is largely caused by humans emitting massive amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere. The Supreme Court has not ruled that this is the case or not however. They did recently rule that the EPA does have the power to control carbon dioxide emissions as a …
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That depends on what the bubble is made out of. If you are talking about a soap bubble, no. There is only a virtual atmosphere on Mars - just a bit of this and that floating around. The pressure of just about any amount of gas applied to blow a soap bubble would burst it immediately. The soap film i…
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HThe World Meteorological Organization warns that climate change affects the lives and livelihoods of people worldwide and that Global warming poses threats in increased and extended droughts, reduced crop and fishing harvests. The coastal areas will also be particularly vulnerable to sea-level rise…
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Although commonly labeled the "worst greenhouse gas," carbon dioxide is not the most effective greenhouse gas. However, because it has the highest concentration in the atmosphere compared to all the other greenhouse gases that human emit (except water vapor), it is the one that has the biggest impac…
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The natural carbon cycle causes a greenhouse effect which keeps our planet warm enough to sustain life. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere retain some of the sun's heat. Since the Industrial Revolution man has been burning fossil fuels for industry, transport and the genera…
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Ozone is a form of the oxygen we breathe and need to stay alive. The oxygen we breathe is found throughout the atmosphere and contains two oxygen atoms (O2) but ozone (an allotrope of oxygen) contains three (O3). It is this extra atom which makes it poisonous and any animal or plant breathing in mor…
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The question might be best approached by considering ways to reduce our use (either directly or indirectly) of fossil fuels. Lots of coal is used to generate electric power. Electrical energy conservation is a must. Recycling is important. It keeps the planet clean(er) and saves energy to produce ne…
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emissions from human activity, eg, carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels.
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Their building and setting up will have a carbon footprint, but once they are running they will emit few greenhouse gases. They are much cleaner and greener than burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas.
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A: Global Warming will impact the world in many ways, hurting it to it's last growth point, causing it to suffer. And we are to blame. How do you feel about that. Here's what could happen: It will be hotterThe polar ice caps will melt, increasing the amount of water in the ocean. Then, the sea level…
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Answer 1 Logic suggests that sunlight would tend to dry darker clothes faster than white clothes. The reason being that the white clothes would tend to reflect most of the sunlight[energy], while the darker fabrics would tend to absorb the sunlight energy not reflected, therefore increasing the t…
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Carbon emissions have greatly increased over the past 200 years, as humanity discovered coal and factories and motor vehicles. Human population has also increased from one billion to almost six billion, and all these people want to live with refrigerators, televisions and motor vehicles with air con…
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No, Global Warming is not a farce. See the question above.
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Answer 1They burn and produce energy  Answer Fossil fuels such as coal are used to make electricity by burning it. The steam is used to turn a turbine that is hooked up to a generator.as fossil fuels include coal, natural gas, petrol, diesel and even wax n tar so basically after food, water, …
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An ecological or carbon footprint measures how much of the planet's resources you use, and converts this to the amount of land needed to provide the resources and assimilate your waste. It is measured in global hectares (a hectare is about the size of a soccer field). It includes: The amount of bu…
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The evidence for recent Global Warming is abundant and is generally accepted almost everywhere in the world outside the USA. How much of the recent Global Warming is caused by human action is slightly less certain, but most people (and in particular most scientists) accept that the major contributio…
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Sea levels are currently rising for two main reasons. Water in the oceans is expanding. This is the first and by far the greatest reason, due to the rising average world temperature. Melting of the ice caps and glaciers. The second and more minor reason at the moment is due to this melting puttin…
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We are. Humans who do anything that releases carbon dioxide into the air by burning fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) are responsible for the enhanced (or accelerated) greenhouse effect which is causing global warming. The problem is adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, which raises t…
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If ALL the ice on earth melted, sea level would rise around 220 feet. Las Vegas is about 2,028 feet elevation. That gives you about 1,828 feet of buffer!
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Research scientists are in no doubt that global warming is occurring. they estimate that human activities released one trillion tonnes of additional carbon dioxide into the atmosphere during the twentieth century, and that the current rate of emissions is over 30 billion tonnes per year. This is why…
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The 2007 global average temperature was ~14.7C according to NASA GISS. "The global mean temperature anomaly, 0.57°C (about 1°F) warmer than the 1951-1980 mean." The average temperature of 14.01 degrees Celsius in the 1970s rose to 14.26 degrees in the 1980s. In the 1990s it reached 14.40 degrees. …
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In many ways. Coastal countries and islands have the oceans as source of income and food In many cases the oceans and the beaches provide strong income through tourism In health the crash of the waves of the oceans provide negative ions to the air, making it healthier. The climate is more estable…
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Melting IceIce melts when heat is transferred away from it to its surroundings. Water is denser than air, so heat is conducted away from the ice faster in water than in air, all other things being equal. (Note: it's actually not its density that matters but rather its heat capacity. Things with high…
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In 2007 the United States Supreme Court ruled that Carbon dioxide is a pollutant and so the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has the right to regulate CO2 emissions from new cars. Any burning of fossil fuels like gasoline releases long-hidden carbon dioxide, a powerful greenhouse gas. This extr…
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People think of it as a Democrat issue because the Democrats are the ones who are talking about it.Many people in the United States consider it a "Democrat issue" because the Democratic party, spearheaded by Al Gore, have embraced the concept that global warming is important.The idea that Democrats …
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The earth can manage being much hotter than now, yes, but life on earth can not. If global warming continues, then all life on earth will be wiped out.
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No one knows for sure but we know about certain theories theories. Astronomers believe that the sun will hydrogen and will become a red giant . It will produce a lot of heat , the earths oceans will evaporate and lands will be scorched . This is how life on earth will end .
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Because every one is a fool! Im totally asking the exact same question mate. I don't know where ur from but im from Australia and we are doing a tiny, no actually miniscule amount to what we should be doing, for petes sake, we are the bloody fools that have the hole in the ozone layer right above us…
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Answer Deciduous trees are generally thought to inhale more carbon dioxide than other trees. It's because deciduous are usually broad leaved, so they are more efficient in photosynthesis. Here is a list of some trees that take in a lot of carbon dioxide: English Oak Common Lime Horse Chestnut…
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Answer The reason is that many of the organizational changes are decided upon, rolled out with a big publicity effort, and everyone gets a day of training. There is no follow up to reinforce the nitty gritty of doing business the new way. Pretty soon everyone is back to their old attitudes and me…
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As technology improves, the world has gained access to advanced communications techniques. Years ago, the only way to get a message across the continent was by horseback, which could take weeks or even months. Now, with anyone in the world just the touch of a button away, we can get so much more inf…
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Currently around 71%: About 49% of electricity is generated from coal, 21% from natural gas, and 1% from petroleum. Adding those together, you get about 71%.
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The Main Causes of Global Warming:Global Warming is caused by the greenhouse effect in Earth's atmosphere. The greenhouse effect is what keeps the planet warm enough for life. This worked well till about 1750 when humans started burning coal for industry, the start of the Industrial Age. Since then…
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Man's impact on the environment over the centuries has been colossal. We have Destroyed forests Dammed rivers Destroyed habitats of insects, birds, animals, and even humans Concreted over natural landscapes Hunted animals out of existence Dug up mountains and valleys in search of coal and oil Bur…
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There was no one discoverer of global warming as such. As is common in science there was a gradual accumulation of evidence by many scientists. Early discoveries about climate change (American Institute of Physics - the discovery of global warming) 1824 Jean-Baptiste Fourier calculates that the Ear…
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Causes of increasing greenhouse gases:Burning fossil fuels, thus releasing into the atmosphere carbon that has been safely stored for millions of years by burning coal, oil and natural gas for transport and electricity.An enormous demand for electricity. The growing population of the earth all want …
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Nothing it looks as if he doesn't even care!!! A:President Bush has enacted emissions controls on US industry that have cut our carbon dioxide emissions.
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Advantages: It has tremendous power compared to just about any other energy source. One cup of petroleum can move a vehicle full of people for ten minutes at high speed. It is easy to distribute detergents fertilisers/pesticides makeup CD coating food additives dyes plasters medicine (acetylsalicyl…
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We have to reduce our use (either directly or indirectly) of fossil fuels. Lots of coal is used to generate electric power. Electrical energy conservation is a must. We have to start using renewable energy that emits no polluting greenhouse gases.
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People do die in heat waves and global warming is real, but it is not possible to attribute any one extreme weather event to global warming and therefore it is not possible to say how many have died from this cause and because of global warming.The world currently produces around 30 billion metric t…
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There has been insufficient research to determine: The volume or mass of Carbon Dioxide required to raise the average global temperature by 1 degree.
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You're talking about rivers close to production facilities that have their own mini power plants, nuclear power plants, or other areas that have a need to cool really hot stuff. It's bad for warm or hot water to enter into the river system because warmer water holds less oxygen than cold water. The…
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Excessive packaging leads to more material to be disposed of, more resources used for transportation (excessive packaging=higher weight=more gas), and more resources used in producing the packaging material (power, heat, etc...). -From a Packaging Engineer A: The answer above is very true. exces…
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Get your government to stop carbon dioxide emissions from industry, factories and power stations. Get your government to support and promote renewable energy, which is the answer to preventing global warming. Get your government to replant the millions of trees that have been cut down. Vegetation i…
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When coal and oil are burnt to generate electricity, they are converted almost entirely to greenhouse gases.When natural gas is burnt to generate electricity, some of it is converted to water and some is converted to carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. Because of this, natural gas is preferable as a f…
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The major impacts will be 1. Agriculture will shift - with each farm having to readjust its mix of plants to the total new environment 2. Energy usage will shift, requiring less energy for winter warming and more summer cooling. 3. Ocean flooding will require significant infrastructure to control…
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Solar energy can be produced by capturing the heat from sunlight and using the heat to drive an engine, such as a steam turbine. Also, photovoltaic cells capture the photons of light and convert them directly into electricity. This energy can be used immediately, but is usually stored in batteries …
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