Global Warming


by: Jordin Margraves

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Green House gas:

Gases that trap heat in the atmosphere are often called greenhouse gases.

Global Warming Video 

What you can do to prevent:

  • Drive less. Take bikes, walk or carpool whenever possible.
  • Consider investing in a hybrid or electric vehicle to help prevent against further global warming.
  • 3Replace all the lightbulbs in and around your home with energy-efficient fluorescents that use fewer watts for the same amount of light.
  • 5Choose energy-efficient appliances when it's time to buy new ones.

 

 

 

What is Global Warming? 

Global warming is the increase in the average Temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-twentieth century, and its projected continuation.

There are alot of causes that contribute to Global Warming

  • Green House Gas: Some greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide occur naturally and are emitted to the atmosphere through natural processes and human activities.

There are four principles that green house gases can enter the    atmosphere due to human activities:

  • Carbon Diocide (CO2): Carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels (oil, natural gas, and coal), solid waste, trees and wood products, and also as a result of other chemical reactions. Carbon dioxide is also removed from the atmospher when it is absorbed by plants as part of the biological carbon cycle.
  • Methane(CH4): Methane is emitted during the production and transport of coal, natural gas, and oil. Methane emissions also result from livestock and other agricultural practices and by the decay of organic waste in municipal solid waste landfills.
  • Nitrous Oxide(N2O): Nitrous oxide is emitted during agricultural and industrial activities, as well as during combustion of fossil fuels and solid waste.
  • Fluorinated Gases: Hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride are synthetic, powerful greenhouse gases that are emitted from a variety of industrial processes. Fluorinated gases are sometimes used as substitutes for ozone-depleting substances.These gases are typically emitted in smaller quantities, but because they are potent greenhouse gases, they are sometimes referred to as High Global Warming Potential gases.