Climate Change: The Cause And Effects Of Global Warming

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Global warming is the increase of Earth’s average surface temperature due to the effect of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels or from deforestation, which trap that heat would otherwise escape from Earth. With more heat trapped on Earth, the planet will become warmer, which means the weather all over Earth will change. For example, summers will get hotter, and winters too. This may seem a good idea, but the conditions we are living in are perfect for life, and a large rise in temperature could be terrible for us and for any other living thing on Earth. The atmosphere has a number of gases, often in tiny amounts, which trap the heat given out by the Earth. To make sure that the Earth's temperature remains constant, the balance of these gases in the atmosphere must not be upset. Climate change is any substantial change in Earth’s climate that lasts for an extended period. Global warming refers to climate change that causes an increase in the average temperature of the lower atmosphere. According to the EPA, Global warming can have many dif...
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