Global Warming Causes

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What is global warming? Global warming is the increase of the overall average temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere. This gradual increase in temperature is caused mostly by greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere which include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, water vapor, and ozone. Normally, these gases are essential in the process of the greenhouse effect which is supposed to keep the Earth from being too hot or cold. Unfortunately, the amount of these gases in the atmosphere has increased due to human activity and this in turn is causing the planet to become warmer over time. As a result, ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising, and flowers are blooming earlier. Why? As our planet is suffering from global warming, climates are changing at a global, regional, and even local level.
What human activities contribute to global warming? First of all, humans rely too heavily on fossil fuels which are used to fuel cars, heat our homes, even make medicines. The problem is that fossil fuels release huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and as I mentioned, carbon dioxide is an example of a
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Although weather is constantly changing, the climate should always stay about the same. In other words, climate is the average weather for a particular region over a long period of time. For example, Antarctica shouldn’t be tropical-like weather, while Hawaii should not suffer too much cold weather. Patterns of temperature, humidity, wind, and temperature are all components of the climate. Global warming is causing climates to change as it affects patterns of rainfall, humidity, sea level, storms, and drought. As mentioned, climate can occur on a global or even a local level. This means different areas around the world will experience different changes, however these changes will have impacts on the local vegetation, plant/animal life, and balance of natural

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