Global Warming : Causes And Effects

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The Planet Earth is broken, and we all had a hand in breaking it, inadvertently though it may have been, by 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. The purpose of this paper is to explore global warming, its causes and effects, in order to better understand what we can do to stop it. Global warming is attributed to the rise in Earth’s average surface temperature, oceans and atmosphere due to growing concentrations of greenhouse gases These gases exist naturally, trapping heat and keeping the Earth warm enough for survival, but it’s the larger quantities of these same gases, produced by humans, that’s trapping more heat in the atmosphere causing a negative impact on the planet. Many greenhouse-gas-emitting activities are a fundamental part of modern life, for example, Carbon dioxide, by far the largest offender coming in at ¾ of all greenhouse gas emissions, comes from burning fossil fuels for
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