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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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FIGURE 8.25 The steady increase since 1958 in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is apparent on this graph. Power generation, heavy industry, motor vehicles, and burning of forests are major contributors of CO2 to the atmosphere.

What can you do personally to help reduce the amount of greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere?

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The methods that can be adopted to reduce the emission of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere.

Explanation

The emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere results in global warming. The average global temperature for the foreseeable future will be increased by the increased release of greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and it may lead to the widespread destruction of vegetation. Some methods that can be applied to minimize the emission of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere include the following:

  • Use carpools and depend more on mass transportation, drive smaller cars, reduce the usage of cars, and drive at reduced speeds...

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