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Global Warming

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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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I can only speculate but I wouldn't imagine global warming would  have had much of an impact on global shark populations to date.  Water takes a lot of energy to heat up and changes to global  oceanic temperatures are less noticable than atmospheric  temperatures. Sharks are cold-blooded so...
Greenhouse gases, climate and temperature can all be effected by  energy conservation. The greenhouse gases could lessen the effects  on tenperature and climate.
 Inez Fung is a professor of Atmospheric Science at UC Berkeley  and the Co-Director of Berkeley Institute of the Environment  Dr Brenda Ekwurzel works on the national climate program at the  Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).  Marine ecologist and climate expert Corina Brussaard is part of ...
It is 72% of our atmosphere. However it also can cause ground level  ozone and smog. It also can be bad in water systems if there is an  excess. Without it though nothing could live. Plants need it to  survive.
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 years....
As oceans continue to warm, polar caps will continue to melt. Some  estimates conclude that sea levels could rise up to 60 meters. Some  sea level rise is inevitable; different studies make different  predictions. I wrote a paper on this two years ago, and of the 19  studies I used as references...
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 the  Copenhagen 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 stop...
I don't think so, UK is rated as the top 7 emitter of the world's  top carbon polluter the only thing that can make it nice is by  contributing an act to stop global warming as well as other  countries since UK has been signed up to Kyoto protocol since 1995
Ozone layer protects our planet Earth from the harmful radiations  that comes from the sun. The ozone layer was discovered in 1913 by  the French physicists Charles Fabry and Henri Buisson. Ozone layer  is a deep layer in earth's atmosphere that contain ozone which is a  naturally occurring...
When carbon emissions are released into the atmosphere the  molecules essentially get trapped in the gases of the atmosphere  and can stay for long periods of time and get swept around the  world also. In this manner they build up and create a "hole" in the  ozone where =by the natural...
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...
7,568,906,398,976.  approximately = 7.57 trillion
The methane (and other gases) released in a landfill are a result  of the action of bacteria on the biological matter (thrown out food  leftovers) in the landfill. Releasing the methane from landfill  into the air relieves the build up of gas which otherwise could  result in an explosion....
Climate may influence the type of farming, as some crops require dry or wet weather to grow.
it can and then it turns it into oxygen
   United States   5079.53   5860.38   5902.75   19.78   7%   
Convection currents. Cold air is more dense than hot air so it  sinks and warm air is less dense so it rises. It repeats over and  over 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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
Well, when burning hydrocarbons in complete combustion, the products are Water (H2O) + Carbon Dioxide (CO2). The only potentially dangerous product of complete combustion of hydrocarbons is CO2 in large amounts which some people believe presents a danger of global warming. However, if you are...
Water Vapor, carbon dioxide, and Methane.
A carbon footprint is the measure of how much carbon you and your  activities and lifestyle cost the planet.    Developed countries use far more energy to run their businesses,  transport and the personal lifestyles of their citizens. As energy  now comes from burning fossil fuels (coal, oil...
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 and  humans. Photosynthesis in plants removes some of the harmful carbon  dioxide from the atmosphere.  Grows the algae at the bottom of the marine food chain that  feeds all the...
If the earth continues to warm, then most regions will become  warmer and drier. Some lands that are suitable for animals and  crops 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...
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.
Atmosphere supplies air to breath, and C02 for plantsAtmosphere 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...
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.
it is poisonous gas which is the cause of the green house effect  and also contribute to the global warming
Various items are equal in destroying ozone. CFC's and FREONS are example.
No it si caused by tectnic plates colliding
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 powerWind powerWater powerHeat from the earth and the oceans ... can all be harnessed and harvested. We just need...
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Carbon dioxide is the primary gas causing global warming, followed  by methane. Other gases include ozone and any three-atom gas. Water  vapour has an enhancement effect, because the warmer the world gets  as a result of other factors, the more water vapour is held in the  atmosphere, resulting...
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...
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 footprint.
None, global warming is caused by humans.
Due to evolution, most species would become smaller, so they could move properly if the gravitation rised, and got bigger, if the gravitation falled.
Hmmm... that question poses a bit of a bias. But ultimately as Joe Citizen, I don't know anything, so I have to turn to scientists to investigate and answer these kinds of questions. And 90% of climate scientists agree: global warming is real.
If the scientific research says something else and they are asserting it, they probably really think so, because otherwise they wouldn´t say it. But I don´t have any idea about what do you mean by "global warming taking away your polar bears". I believe most people do not own polar bears. I also...
Because no one wants to make the sacrifices required to stop globalwarming.
they live in hot and humid climates
Scientists are warning that if global warming continues then the  existence of life on our planet is seriously threatened.
Cfc's are unique in that they are man made. Leaks in old air handling systems are the primary cause.
Wind turbines, used in combination with other kinds of renewable energy, can slow and eventually stop global warming if we also stop burning fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas).
Humans, when we began burning fossil fuels (coal, oil and naturalgas).
The greenhouse effect is where the atmosphere allows in heat, but  not out. As greenhouse gases increase, this causes global warming.    A greenhouse gas is any three atom (or larger) gas.   The greenhouse effect allows the planet to retain heat and support  life. Without this ability we...
Its humans are having an effect on the greenhouse gases because humans use nitros oxide for dentist to make people whoozy they also use carbon dioxide to give to plants and to give us air and also people use methane in factories.
they can usually run all over the place they are invading but only go until flat land comes when they stop, because they lose altitude or speed on flat or uphill land.
UV rays are not reflected, but absorbed. They are absorbed by ozone in the stratosphere. This is what causes the stratosphere to warm with altitude.
I can only tell you that gases are does not have a difinite shape and volume . E.g air / nitrogen / carbon dioxide / water vapour / . . .
a lot of people are wondering as well. the scientists are changing the name to "Climate changes". global warming just means in the winter it's colder and in the summer it's warmer.So global warming just means the polar icecaps are melting which means it's warmer.