Green House Effect Essay

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All across the world, in every kind of environment and region known to man, increasingly dangerous weather patterns and devastating storms are abruptly putting an end to the long-running debate over whether or not climate change is real. Not only is it real, it 's here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster- Barack Obama, speech, Apr. 3, 2006. Global warming, or climate change, is the increase in the earth’s surface, ocean, and atmospheric temperature over time due to pollutants that are stuck in the ozone layer of the earth. These pollutants such as carbon dioxide and chlorofluorocarbons trap radiation from the sun that would normally escape the earth’s atmosphere. This phenomenon is known as the green house effect, and has caused global temperature to dangerously increase over the past decades. If global temperature continues to…show more content…
When fossil fuels are burned carbon dioxide and other heat trapping greenhouse gasses are released into the ozone layer. Humans obtain the energy to heat our homes, run our vehicles, power manufacturing, and generate electricity from oil, coal, and natural gas, which are all fossil fuels. Scientists are able to relate the dangerous carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to these fossil fuels due to the carbon dioxide’s unique finger print. Another reason for these harmful gases in the atmosphere is deforestation. Deforestation causes large amounts of carbon dioxide to be released into the atmosphere when trees are cut down. These trees that are cut down would normally help absorb the extra carbon dioxide, but now they are unavailable to play their role. The rapid increase in the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is causing the temperature of the earth to rise at a rate that many living things cannot adapt
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