Greenhouse Effects Of Global Warming

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My project is in proving that carbon dioxide reaches a higher temperature than normal air does. I wanted to study this subject to prove that global warming is indeed happening, because I am highly concerned for our planet’s future, and I hope to prove in this project that carbon dioxide can indeed cause the greenhouse effect.
Greenhouse Gasses: Greenhouse gases are gases that trap heat in the Earth’s atmosphere, causing the greenhouse effect. According to A Student’s Guide to Climate Change, the major greenhouse gasses present in the atmosphere are, carbon dioxide, making up around 64.3% of all greenhouse gasses, methane, making up around 17.0% of all greenhouse gases, nitrous oxide, which is around 6.0% of all greenhouse gases, fluorinated
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These gases are naturally present in the Earth’s atmosphere, but due to the increase of fossil fuel-burning machinery, presence of these greenhouse gases has increased dramatically in the atmosphere, leading to global warming. According to the the EPA (The US Environmental Protection Agency), the largest sources of greenhouse gas emission in the United States of America are, electricity, making up around 30% of all greenhouse gas-emitting …show more content…
Natural disasters as becoming more and more common as a result of global warming. According to the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), “Scientists agree that the Earth’s rising temperatures are fueling longer and hotter heat waves, more frequent droughts, heavier rainfall, and more powerful hurricanes.” The article published by the NRDC also mentions how some heat waves can be directly connected to global warming. The effects on our planet in the future due to global warming are highly severe if the current rise of the Earth’s temperature continues, including most of the ice caps melting, releasing millions of gallons of water into the ocean, rising sea levels, which poses a threat to countries and people bordering the ocean. Most of Florida could be swept underwater, and some island nations, such as the country of Kiribati are in danger of being submerged completely. Droughts will also pose a threat to places where water reservoirs are drying out, posing a threat to people who depend on the reservoirs, such as the cities in the southwest United States. People are not the only ones who will be impacted by the climate change, animals that depend on coral reefs are in great peril

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