Global Warming and Climate Change

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Global warming is a great treat for our planet and its nature. It gradually wipes out everything which exists on the earth’s surface. In recent years, global warming and climate change have become one of the biggest topics, which rise concerns among people. Global warming is an increase in average surface temperature of the earth. It has several negative impacts on the environment and on its inhabitants. Many factors can cause global warming, but the significant one is greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases have negative effects on climate and cause melting of polar ice caps, acid rain, and ozone layer destruction.
The significant effect of global warming is emission of greenhouse gases, which has numerous negative environmental impacts. Fossil fuels are known as a big cause of global warming. When fossil fuels such as: natural gas, coal, and oil are burned, they release carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide to the air. However, most of our energy sources come from fossil fuels, which are the main contributors to air pollution and global warming. For instance, one of the major sources of air pollution is emission of chemical gases by industries. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “it has been found that 50 percent of the pollution in the United States has been made by industrial processes”.
Due to release of heat trapping gases in the air, the temperature of the atmosphere increases, this causes sudden flooding and high tides. Polluted air contains high levels of carbon dioxide and other dangerous chemical gases. When these pollutants are released, they trap the heat in the atmosphere and hotter weather results. Therefore, the warmer temperature causes melting of polar ice caps which is very damagi...

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... rain, which damages woods and forests. Furthermore, the emission of greenhouse gases causes holes in the ozone layer, which can cause diseases especially skin problems in humans. It is our responsibility to save this planet from being destroyed, and we can fight global warming by planting more trees to reduce the amount of existing carbon dioxide in the air.

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