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Chapter 18.5, Problem 3CC
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What causes global warming?

Expert Solution
To determine

The causes of global warming.

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Global warming involves increased heating of the Earth’s surface because of various reasons. The temperature of the Earth has been increasing slowly. However, since past few years, the rate of increase has been very rapid. The enhanced greenhouse effect is the major cause of this global warming. This is because of uncontrolled anthropogenic activities.

As development progressed, burning of fossil fuels, industrial processes, and emissions from automobiles also increased at an alarming rate. These activities released mainly carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which is a major greenhouse gas.

The greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapor has the capability to absorb the longer wavelength radiations that are radiated from the Earth’s surface...

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