Global Warming : Global Climate Change

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Brooke Bogan
Carol Dale, M.Ed.
1301 Dual Credit English IV
November 4, 2015
WA #6- Global Climate Change
Global climate change is a topic that had been hotly debated across the country for years. Though not many people believe it, scientists have proved the global warming is in fact partly caused by man. The greenhouse effect is gradually increasing the temperature of the earth because humans are constantly burning natural gases and oils, greenhouse gases being trapped in the atmosphere, deforestation, and the lower-level atmosphere is expanding exponentially. These every day routines may not seem as if they are effecting anything, but in the end this change in the global climate could harm the lives of all people and living organisms.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency “Carbon Dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activities.”(par. 1). The burning of fossil fuels for energy and transportation, such as coal, natural gas and oil, are the actions that produce the most carbon dioxide. People need some way to light and heat their homes and businesses. To do so they burn fossil fuel to turn them into certain forms of energy to produce electricity. The burning of gas and diesel to allow transportation of goods and people accounts for the second largest source of carbon dioxide emissions (par. 4). Methane gas is also a contributor to the amount of carbon dioxide released into the air. “In 2013, methane accounted for about 10% of all U.S.

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