What Is Global Warming? Essay

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What is global Warming?
Global Warming is the increase of Earth’s average surface temperature due to the effect of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels or deforestation, which trap heat that wouldn’t stay on the Earth otherwise.
This is a really big issue for the planet because it’s said that by the time a baby born today is 80 years old, the world will be 6 and a half degrees warmer than it is now.
Main causes of climate change (human)
People are constantly adding several types of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, and each gas effect on climate change depends on three main factors:
How much?: people produce a large amount of greenhouse gases every day just doing daily things such as driving cars, using the air conditioner or the heater. Carbon dioxide is the greenhouse gas you hear people talk about the most, that 's because we produce more carbon dioxide than any other greenhouse gas, and it 's responsible for most of the warming.
How long? Some greenhouse gases such as water vapour are staying in the atmosphere for a very short period of time, but others like Carbon dioxide or nitrous oxide are staying for hundreds of years.
How powerful? Not all greenhouse gases trap the same amount of heat, for example 1 pound of methane traps about 21 times as much as heat as one pound of carbon dioxide.
There are four main greenhouse gases produced by the human being:
Water vapour: the atmosphere it’s replete of this gas, it’s produced naturally when…

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