Global Warming or The Greenhouse Effect

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Global Warming, also known as the Greenhouse Effect, is the constant increasing temperature on earth that is mainly caused by gases and / or chemicals. Throughout society, the issue of global warming has received a lot of attention. Throughout history, there has been a lot of scientific evidence helping to proving global warming. Most of the evidence has been based on the effects of the rising temperature. One main piece of evidence is the global temperature rise. “The 20 warmest years having occurred since 1981 and with all 10 of the warmest years occurring in the past 12 years” (“Climate Change: How do we know?” 1). The temperature increase will hurt the earth’s atmosphere, allowing it to absorb more harmful gases and other pollutants. Not only does it harm the atmosphere it also damages earth’s surface. It will cause the surface to heat up too much and it could crack, split, and in some cases, melt depending on the location. Other evidence includes, the decline in Artic Ice and glaciers. “Both the extent and thickness of Artic sea ice has declined rapidly over the last several decades” (“Climate Change: How do we know?” 2). The location, mass, and size of these cause major problems for oceans and other large bodies of water. The temperature increase, causing these to melt, will make the sea level increase greatly. The sea level increase will cause flooding in various areas. Scientists also use the evidence of acidic oceans to prove global warming. “Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, the acidity of surface ocean waters has increased by 30 percent” (“Climate Change: How do we know?” 2). The Warming temperature, causing the atmosphere to be more absorbent, along with bodies of water, increases the carbon dioxide ... ... middle of paper ... ...fects-global-warming.html>. "Global Warming Solutions: Reduce Emissions." Http://www.ucusa.org. Union of Concerned Scientists, 5 Sept. 2013. Web. 12 May 2014. . Ketcham, Sandra. "What Are the Main Causes of Global Warming?" Http://greenliving.lovetoknow.com. Lovetoknow Green Living: Advice You Can Trust, n.d. Web. 12 May 2014. . Michelle, Meg. "Long- & Short-Term Effects of Global Warming." Http://education.seattlepi.com. SeattlePi, n.d. Web. 12 May 2014. . Vardiman, Larry, Ph.D. "A New Theory of Climate Change." Http://www.icr.org. Institute for Creation Search, n.d. Web. 12 May 2014. .
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