Global Warming And Planet Earth

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Global Warming and Planet Earth:
A Hot Topic!
Diane Atwood
Charter Oak State College

Global Warming and Planet Earth:
A Hot Topic!
Earth is heading for ruin. Moreover, we all have a hand in taking it there, inadvertently though it may be. Humans are adding an abundance of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere that contribute directly to global warming; and we continue to do so every time we start our car, turn up the heat, turn on the lights or throw away trash. Global warming is a problem, caused in large part by human activity, and as it stands, poses a monumental threat to the planet and all of its occupants. While mega polluters do not have an incentive to stop greenhouse gas production, we can, as individuals work towards the solution, greenhouse gas reduction, by improving our awareness and implementing the day to day measures necessary in achieving this goal.
Research Findings
“Global warming refers to the recent and ongoing rise in global average temperature near Earth 's surface. It is caused mostly by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere” (United States Environmental Protection Agency [EPA], n.d. a). While these gases exist naturally, trapping heat and keeping the Earth warm enough for survival, since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution larger quantities of these same gases, produced by humans, trap more heat in the atmosphere causing a negative impact on the planet. Many greenhouse-gas-emitting activities
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