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Why Americans Fail to Take Action Against Climate Change

- ... He also wrote that if people felt that they are connected to nature they might begin engaging in pro-climate behavioral change. In the third stage, which is feeling personally responsible to act, Frantz and Mayer pointed out that a sense of connection to the environment would help in increasing peoples' willingness to help. Denying is part of human nature. We tend to deny if we are not willing to do something to help and this is also true if we are talking about Climate Change. Both of the articles discussed how denial could be a barrier of taking action....   [tags: global warming, environmental issues]

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Not Finding Nemo: How Climate Change Affects Marine Life

- Not Finding Nemo A ghost to the human eye, a fight against an invisible force, that is climate change. As the dawn breaks, a whale will no longer find its food. A lobster will wake and find it a struggle to breathe. An underwater luminescent forest of coral will cease to exist. These are just a few of the causes of climate change. A force so powerful, it will take decades to reverse its scar on the ocean. This reaction to environmental change has never been seen before on earth at this heart-breaking pace or scale....   [tags: environmental concerns]

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U.S Domestic Actions on Climate Change: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

- The United States currently produce their energy from natural gas, nuclear, coal, conventional hydropower, petroleum and other renewable energy sources, and this makes them the world’s consumer and producer of energy. United States is carrying out domestic policy measures to address the huge predicament of climate change and to improve a thriving and sustainable clean energy. This is via legislation, consumer subsidies, civic education, and tax incentives (Bannon, 2007). The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) that came to force in 2009 that saw the allocation in excess of ninety billion for the venture in clean energy technologies to create diverse, clean and energy- independent e...   [tags: natural gas, nuclear, coal]

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Affecting the Archipelago: The Effects of Climate Change on the Nation of Indonesia and Proposed Responses

- Over the past fifteen to twenty years, the concept of a warming climate on a global scale has been increasingly discussed and brought into the public eye. Various drivers have been debated , and the jury is still out as to which can be seen as the primary cause for the worldwide shifts in temperature. Though agreement may not necessarily be reached as to the primary cause, the effects are becoming increasingly hard to ignore. Though these effects can be seen in many (one might even argue, most) locations around the world, they are certainly greater in severity in certain locales....   [tags: environmental issues, global warming]

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Climate change Adaptation Planning: Tourism industry in the Himalaya Region

- Introduction: The Himalayas is a vital region that facilitates mountain tourism to a number of countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bhutan, China, India and Nepal. The unique landscape and scenery of Himalayas is the main attraction to tourist activities in this region. Tourism industry is one of the major contributors to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employment. As an example, tourism sector contributes 9.4% of GDP and 8.2% of total employment in 2012 for Nepal (World Travel & Tourism Council 2014)....   [tags: himalaya, tourism, nepal, china]

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Climate Change, Hybrids and Applied Ethics: An Explorative Guide to Setting Policy

- Normative ethics is a central part of the philosophical exploration of ethical theories and is the study of what is right and wrong (Encyclopedia Britannica). Its study is a powerful tool in determining the basis and course of moral actions as it explores moral choices rather than the language or origins of morality; for this reason it falls under the category of applied ethics. While normative ethics is a broad term that encompasses many schools of thought, it is generally thought to be broken down into three categories: the school of virtue ethics, deontology and teleology (or consequentialism)....   [tags: normative ethics, applied ethics, philosophy]

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Climate Change Effects Snowfall and Snowmelt in the Northern Rocky Mountains

- Climate change can affect the precipitation of snow and subsequent melting on a global scale in various ways. Increased global temperatures can affect the timing of the seasons, causing a delay in the first snowfall of winter and earlier spring melts. This lengthens the snow-free summer season. Additionally, there can be periods of warm, spring-like weather during winter. This can result in rain instead of snow. Warm periods can also induce premature and unusual melting during the typically cold winter months (Snow and Climate)....   [tags: global warming, environmental issues]

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Exploration of Climate Change, Feedback Loops, and The Polar Jet Stream

- Introduction “Climate change is real. It is human-caused. We’re seeing the effects now.” (Romm, 2014). Climate change is an important issue the public is aware of, but do not see how their individual responses can have an impact on such a large global issue. Changing people’s temporal habits and attitudes about climate change will be a challenge. As the impacts of anthropogenic climate change are felt more often in our daily lives, people around the world will begin to adjust their temporal habits for greater sustainability of the natural environment we solely depend on for our survival....   [tags: gas emissions, natural enviornment]

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Global Warming : Warming And The Natural Events That Have Influenced Climate Change

- ... Let’s explore the genuine issues for global warming starting with greenhouse gases emitted by humans. There are several greenhouses gases responsible for warming, with the most well-known being carbon dioxide, also called CO2. Everything from combustion of fossil fuels, to electricity production are some of the first things scientist have learned to be the leading cause of warming. Methane released from landfills, nitrous oxide from fertilizers, gases used for industrial processes and even deforestations are other factors contributing to rising temperatures....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Global warming, Fossil fuel]

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Climate Change and Global Warming: Why Are Politicians Still Debating?

- Portions of the United States experienced an exceptionally cold winter this year. Here in North Carolina we had three months of overnight temperature below freezing with temperatures in the 20s. I have lived in the Raleigh area for 25 years and have never experienced a winter so consistently cold with thick layers of ice on windshields every morning and frost on the roofs of homes that remained frozen until the middle of the morning. The act of cleaning up snow and ice brought back memories of growing up in the 1960s in the far north of New Jersey where temperatures remained below freezing for months and the ice on local lakes was solid enough to support the weight of a tractor to plow away...   [tags: winter, temperature, mount glaciers]

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Answers to Three Questions About Climate Change, Food Supply and Agriculture

- 1. Before reading through these articles I had read a little bit about how climate change may be having an effect on our food supply, especially due to the droughts and heat waves being experienced across the country these past few years. I am not very aware of how this shortage will impact the global economy, but I imagine it will not be a positive one. I would also like to learn what can be done to help the food shortage, so millions of people around the world will not have to suffer health-wise or economically....   [tags: Sustainable, Crops]

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Climate Change, Peak Oil, Terrorism, Food Shortages and Financial Degradation

- In his documentary The Crisis of Civilization, Dr. Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed showcases the dangers facing our global state, and presents ways to reverse the process. It is imperative that societies understand the essence of localization and its integral possibilities and positive effects that it may have within a small or large community setting. As Ahmed (2011) explains it, communities need to become more “grass-roots” in the way they accomplish tasks, prosper and survive on a daily basis in order to not only seize the day, but seize the limitless possibilities that localization brings with it....   [tags: The Crisis of Civilization]

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Indigenous Women, Climate Change Impacts, And Collective Action, By Kyle Whyte

- ... With knowledge, however, comes great responsibility and if it falls into the wrong hands, as stated, it could be manipulated in self-indulgent ways. Another solution would be to initiate organizations from an organic origin, meaning from the indigenous women themselves rather than from the white males. By establishing a coalition among the indigenous women who are victimized by the male policies and utter negligence, the land, its climate, and the women’s conditions themselves could further develop and improve....   [tags: Puerto Rico]

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I Weight Climate Change More Heavily Than The Issue Of Ocean Plastics

- ... In addition, the disposal of paper cups in landfills contributes to the leakage of water soluble cellulose into nearby bodies of water and aquafers. Once in a body of water, this aqueous cellulose will exacerbate the oxygen demand in said body of water. (Hocking, 1991). However, the disposal of Styrofoam is not without downsides. Unlike paper, Styrofoam does not decompose. As a result, our Styrofoam cups may end up in the oceans where they can be ingested by wildlife (Moore, 2001). According to Environmental Protection Agency, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a “cradle-to-grave” method for evaluating the environmental impact of a product....   [tags: Greenhouse gas, Carbon dioxide, Oxygen, Methane]

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Global Health Threats Assessment

- Until recently, disaster scholars have been scarcely engaged in climate change debates. Absent from disaster management discussion, scientific assessments on climate change have mainly involved scientists and experts in environment and energy posing key questions including whether or not climate change is systematic or accidental. And what role can be attributed to emissions of greenhouse gases caused by humans. Which models can tell us about future developments. And how much reduction in emissions is necessary to mitigate the risks of climate change....   [tags: Climate Change]

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The Effects Of Climate Change On Public Perceptions, And Improve Our Chances Of A Sustainable Future

- ... One aspect they discuss is denial of outcome severity, which argues people talk down the damage they do to the environment and do not understand the consequences. The combination of having negative beliefs and poor attitudes is a major barrier as these values influence others to believe the same views (Bandura, Ross, & Ross, 1961). By influencing the majority of people it decreases the likelihood of real change being made for the better. A further important psychological barrier to pro-environmental action is the lack of awareness towards environmental issues....   [tags: Environment, Sociology, Natural environment]

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Politicians Have Caused War, Economic Recession, Terrorism and Climate Change

- Abstract: In the recent times our world is going through significant changes. There are wars all around the world, Countries are caught in clutches of economic turmoil, Terrorism and Climate change are the biggest threat faced by human civilization, Abuse of human rights is mounting in almost every country, Corporate bankruptcies are skyrocketing, Poverty and Unemployment are at its peak and numerous other challenges. This makes us to ask several questions; who is responsible for all this. What is the future of human civilization....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]

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The Economics Behind Climatic Change and Weather Predictions

- Weather forecasting can be defined in so many ways; one of such ways is the application of science and technology to predict the state of the atmosphere for a future time and a given location.” Although the concept of weather forecasting seems exciting weather forecasters are taken for granted; people fail to realize that they have so much to contribute to the economy. ‘’Is it possible by any means to make weather predictions beyond one or two weeks’’. According to Matthew E. Kahn it has been proven, atmospheric scientists reports of long range climate forecast that are among the best that they have ever had, been able to predict climate for up to six months in advance....   [tags: Climate Change, Weather Forecasting]

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Development vs Climate Change Mitigation in South Africa

- South Africa has one the largest economies in sub-Saharan Africa and the highest CO2 emissions in African (Tyler et al., 2013). In South Africa, development is the main priority and it is possible that South Africa can alleviate poverty and inequality within two decades (NPC, 2011; Pan, 2005). To achieve development goals requires large greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, South Africa cannot pursue the paths of development that we have now. There is a need to integrate climate and development, the question is: do you put climate or development first....   [tags: Sustainable Development]

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Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases

- Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases    The United States releases twenty tons of carbon monoxide per person per year. Carbon Monoxide release is a result of burning fossil fuels with an insufficient amount of oxygen that causes the formation of carbon monoxide that pollutes our environment. Everyday fuel is burnt by cars, airplanes, large factories and manufacturing plants. This is causing a very large and deadly problem for our environment. When gases used on earth are released into the atmosphere they act as a blanket and trap radiation that is then redirected to earth....   [tags: Global Warming, Environmental Problems]

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Globalization and Transnational Corporations: Ethics and Global Climate Change

- The term 'globalization' has been subjected to a variety of interpretations. Though at its simplest it can be seen as how the world has become integrated economically, politcally, socially and culturally through the advances of technology, communication and transport John Baylis et al. (2011). John Baylis et al. (2011) comments on how $2 trillion is exchanged in the foreign market exchange every single day, this exchange goes on between transnational corporations. A transnational corporation has its headquarters in one country and operates partially or wholly owned subsidiaries in one or more other countries an example of a transnational corporation would be Google, whose main headquarters a...   [tags: Globalization Essays]

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Global Warming and Climate Change

- Global warming and the greenhouse effect are issues discussed by scientists all the time. A natural process that keeps earths temperature at a livable rate is called the greenhouse effect. The energy from the sun warms up the earth when the rays from the sun are absorbed by greenhouse gasses. The gasses then become trapped in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane and nitrous oxide are the most common greenhouse gasses. Greenhouse gases cause the radiant heat of the sun to be trapped in the Earths lower atmosphere which causes global warming....   [tags: The Greenhouse Effect]

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Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases

- Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases   Humans are polluting our atmosphere causing the Greenhouse Effect.  What’s the Greenhouse Effect?  “The Greenhouse Effect can be visualized as follows: imagine that Earth has been encircled by a giant glass sphere.  The heat of the sun penetrates through the glass.  Some of the heat is absorbed by the Earth, and some is radiated back towards space.  The radiated heat reaches the glass sphere and is prevented from dispersing any further”(Global Warming The Facts).  This makes the heat bounce back towards the Earth, which heats it up tremendously....   [tags: Global Warming]

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Lesson Plan Background: Pollution and Global Climate Change

- Lesson Plan Background: Pollution and Global Climate Change Introduction: This lesson about pollution focuses on greenhouse gases. Students will learn about greenhouse gases and how they affect ecosystems. The students will understand the greenhouse affect and how their actions relate increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases. In the lesson, students will define the properties of an ecosystem, learn to identify the ecosystems they live in and how they interact within an ecosystem....   [tags: Lesson Plan Global Warming Teaching Essays]

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Global Warming: Climate Change is Happening Now

- I believe the world is being faced with a serious issue of global climate change due to the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is a naturally occurring process in the Earth's atmosphere that warms the planet. Without the greenhouse effect, on average, the Earth's surface would be about 60oF colder. The greenhouse effect occurs when visible light from the sun passes through the atmosphere and is absorbed by the Earth's surface. Some of that energy is then sent back to the atmosphere as heat....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]

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Global Warming: A Theory of Accelerating Process of Climate Change

- Abstract: Theory of global warming explaining the phenomena of accelerating change in the number and size of weather-related disturbances. This is a synthesis of three books: Al Gore's an inconvenient truth, Stuart Kauffman's At Home in the Universe, and Dr. James Lovelock's Gaia: A new look at life on Earth, presenting a theory predicting the general parameters of global warming over the coming years. 1. Introduction. This paper is intended as a starting point for creating a framework within which to discuss and analyze what appears to be a substantial change in worldwide climate....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]

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Global Warming Debunked

- A growing population in today's society is becoming more and more weary of this so-called global warming epidemic. Tactics such as propaganda, various styles of indoctrination, and surreptitiously instilling fear have been used to flood the minds of the gullible; not to mention utter deception. FOX 11 is home to an array controversial sitcoms. One show in particular, Family Guy, disputes vacillating whether or not global warming is factual or fraudulent. The deliberation of Family guy, along with other sitcoms, is to tap on heart-strings; exasperate; impose on engrained morals and values; all in an attempt to be comical....   [tags: Climate Change]

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What Factors Control Carbon Mineralization and Flux in Bog Soils and How Would These Soils Respond to Global Climate Change?

- I. Introduction: What is a Bog. The word "bog," from the old Gaelic "bogach," is commonly used to refer to any stretch of waterlogged, swampy ground. The words, fen, moor, muskeg, peatland, and mire are also used to describe these areas, which can lead to some confusion over terminology. Specifically, a bog is "a peat accumulating wetland that has no significant inflows or outflows and supports acidophilic mosses, particularly sphagnum" (Gosselink and Mitsch 1993). The vast majority of bogs are located in the moist, cool boreal regions of North America and Eurasia....   [tags: Climate Bog Ecology Papers]

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Analysis : ' Ring A Bell '

- I. INTRODUCTION At the point when the expressions "administration" and "advertising" ring a bell, we have a tendency to consider the expression "benefit building" or "benefit boosting" also. Nonetheless, at no other time the attention on "supportability" has been more keen for the corporate pioneers. These days, supportability has been to a great extent incorporated into the long haul administration and promoting methods and routine operational exercises of numerous partnerships. This is on the grounds that today 's officials see like never before the long haul monetary benefit of grasping maintainability – and are progressively proceeding onward from simply developing a socially dependable...   [tags: Climate change, Climate, Weather, Atmosphere]

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A Study On Higher Energy Efficiency

- Higher Energy Efficiency Increased energetic productivity in warmer temperatures is an evolutionary response to manage during higher temperatures of summer and fall, as well as shorter and milder winters (Crozier et al. 2008). High nourishing rates are needed to establish good growth since hotter temperatures place a greater requirement for energy to sustain metabolism. Furthermore, multiple populations are negatively affected when prey species become limited. Thus, as more stress is placed on species during climate change, it is important to develop strategic methods that minimize the cost of energy use in fish....   [tags: Climate change, Climate, Ecosystem, Ocean]

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Deforestation And Its Effects On The World

- ... Deforestation also happens if gold and oil is found in the location of the rainforest. An ingredient found in most common foods is palm oil. Palm oil is not only found in baked goods, but also in things like shampoo, cleaning agents, toothpaste, and washing detergents. In order to obtain palm oil for foods, people must destroy the forest. After the land has been destroyed, the land is used to create oil farming plantations. Palm oil can even be found in fuel tanks. Palm oil is attacking one animal in general the orangutans....   [tags: Global warming, Climate change, Climate]

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The Melting Of The Polar Ice Caps

- ... The warming periods are one reason the ice caps melt. Today when data is used to determine how much the ice caps have melted, the data collected is measured against data from the end of one of the earth’s cooling periods. Today 's data, then, becomes invalid. To have valid data for the polar ice cap size, present data would have to be compared to either, data from a similar time period, or to an average of all the data collected. This means, at the very least, the polar ice caps are not melting at the same rate as we had originally thought....   [tags: Global warming, Climate change, Climate]

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The Ratchet-effec: The Feeling of Being Loss or Hopeless

- There are many things and many reasons that cause people to feel vulnerable. The feelings of being lost or hopeless are familiar feelings to everyone, regardless of income, happiness or reputation. In some way or another, everyone is vulnerable and has the need to adapt to a changing circumstance. Climate change has rapidly become a hot topic in recent years as the effects are beginning to be noticed all around the world. The effects are felt world-round by many different groups of people. However, not everyone is susceptible to the same effects, and everyone thus needs to adapt accordingly....   [tags: vulnerability, adaptation, climate change]

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Extra-tropical Storms, Extreme Weather Should We Worry or Not?

- In recent news, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has released the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of Working Group I. The AR5 increased the certainty of human caused climate change from 90% to 95%. The AR5 was published in September of 2013 and is set for finalization in 2014. It is expected to present a clearer view on the current climate conditions. It consists of three Working Groups (WGs) and a Synthesis Report (SYR). In section 6 of chapter 2, the IPCC-AR5 discusses the current storm trends of extra-tropical storms and extreme climate events overall....   [tags: Climate Change, Government]

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Global Warming And Its Effects On The Environment

- ... These issues include: shrinking of glaciers, the severity of forest fires, permafrost melting, the warming and increasing acidity of the oceans, and the melting of the Arctic. All of these are leading to great overall concern about climate change. Scientist Donald Perovich uses a great analogy at the end of the chapter that compares changing the climate system to rocking a boulder. “If it starts rolling, we don’t really know where it will stop (Kolbert, 2006, p. 34).” I think this is an incredibly important point to evaluate....   [tags: Climate change, Global warming]

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The Iceless Regime: A Brief Overview of the Melting Arctic and its Implications

- Background The science of paleoclimatology, studies the Earth’s climate millions of years into the past. Research is conducted in a variety of ways, including but not limited to, gathering data from geological records, tree rings, corals, fossils, sediments and ice cores. This data is evidence from the distant past, proving that rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are associated with increasing temperatures. Higher greenhouse gas concentration in the atmosphere leads to a change in the radiative forcing, which can ultimately lead to a change in temperature....   [tags: paleoclimatology, temperature, climate change]

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Humans Should Not be Blamed for Global Warming

- An increase in the Earth’s average surface air temperature is referred to as global warming. Global warming is part of a natural cycle and is not caused by an increase in Carbon Dioxide emissions from humans. Humans are therefore not responsible for global warming. Global warming is part of a natural cycle of climate change. The Pleistocene describes the time period that spanned from 1.8 million to approximately 10 000 years ago. During the Pleistocene, significant advances of continental ice sheets in North America and Europe occurred....   [tags: environment, climate change, environmental]

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Global Warming is the Product of Natural Causes

- Humans are not the primary cause of global warming. Although an argument could be made saying that humans have contributed to global warming, it certainly would not be fair to place all of the blame on mankind. From past climate change, it can be proven that global warming is in fact the product of natural causes. Furthermore, the Earth may even begin to cool soon enough. In the past, there have been changes in the Earth’s eccentricity and the Earth’s tilt which affected how much sunlight was reaching the planet....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]

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Agriculture in The rural areas of Madhya Pradesh

- ... Cropping Intensity of the state is calculated to be 135%, 126% being the national average and 29 districts of the state have a higher net irrigated area than the country average. Also, the state contributes to 7% of the food production in India. These figures point to the huge weightage agriculture has on the state’s economy and livelihoods. The state has a large number of marginal and small farmers. Mono-cropping practice, which is prevalent even today in certain farms in the state, makes the crops susceptible to failure if there is any change in the climate conditions for optimal production....   [tags: climate change, cultivation, crops]

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Global Warming is a Reality That Must be Taken Seriously

- Global Warming is a rising epidemic that is one of high controversy. The growing concern that Global Warming is going to thermally destroy the earth is causing concentrated precautions to take place. With worry mounting in the lives of the human race, it is intensifying the idea that things must be done to stop the depletion of the ozone layer. There are several problems around the earth that prove the occurrence of Global Warming. It is very real. The world could end at any given time in the next century, due to foreseen occurrences such as, rising in sea level, extreme climate changes, and the unexplainable spreading of tropical diseases....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]

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The causes and effects of Global Warming

- The causes and effects of Global Warming The Earth has experienced considerable climate change for the last several centuries. There have been many explanations toward the main causes of the increased warming of the planet, but according to IPCC climate report: human impact is unequivocal. The recent weather events that Canada has experienced in Toronto and Calgary have proven Canada is at great risk from the climate change. A UN panel said it was more certain than ever that humans were the cause of global warming and they also predicted temperatures could rise from 0.3 to 4.8 degrees Celsius in this century....   [tags: climate change, temperature]

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Global Warming: All Cities Covered with Water

- Imagine a world where almost all of the major cities are covered by water, and alternating droughts led to water storages, malnutrition and an mass animal extinction. Often, people define "Global Warming" as a change in climate directly or indirectly attributable to human activities altering the atmospheric composition. The climate has always changed. The problem is that in the last century the pace of these changes has accelerated abnormally, to such a degree that they affect planetary life. A closer look at Global Warming will include the controversy surrounding this topic, what cause Global Warming, the actual environmental changes and human attempts to slow it....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]

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Sustainable Development Can Reduce Global Warming

- "Global warming is too serious for the world any longer to ignore its danger or split into opposing factions on it." -- Tony Blair, speech, Sept. 27, 2005 According to the latest scientific data there is a direct human influence on the climate system. An upward trend in global temperatures can be clearly seen over the last three decades. The effects of this human induced climate destabilization can be seen in the present and are projected to worsen over time, regardless of the level of carbon emitted into the future....   [tags: Climate Change, 2015]

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The Importance of Agriculture in Connecticut

- First of all, the preparedness plan highlights the importance of agriculture in Connecticut. Agriculture contributes $3.5 billion to the state’s economy and provides 20,000 jobs (Lopez et. al. 2010), and it has a high vulnerability to climate change. The Agriculture Workgroup was formed to evaluate specific impacts on agriculture. They found that most impacts were negative, and that the top five most imperiled features are maple syrup, dairy, warm weather produce, shellfish, and apple/pear production (source)....   [tags: climate change, maple syrup]

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Emissions Trading Scheme and Globalisation

- Around the world, markets that are focussed on issuing permits to allow the emitting of greenhouse gases, and earning credits by not emitting them are fast emerging (MacKenzie, 2009), with countries such as New Zealand taking part in what is known as an Emissions Trading Scheme. Carbon markets have increasingly become a way of addressing greenhouse mitigation, and essentially climate change, as a result of the Kyoto Protocol and subsequent intergovernmental emissions trading scheme (Stephan & Paterson, 2012)....   [tags: Climate Change, Environment]

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Global Warming and Gender Studies

- GLOBAL WARMING AND GENDER EQUITY Introduction During the last years, the world has witnessed a set of changes to the Earth's climate as the result of the increasing global average temperatures, widely known as global warming. Those changes are manifested through more frequent and irregular hydro-meteorological phenomena, such as intense cyclones and hurricanes or irregularities in seasonal rainfall patterns. In these situations, not all people have the same capacities to face the consequences of global warming....   [tags: Environment, Climate Change]

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Environmental Policy: Global Warming Gridlock

- Global Warming Gridlock casts light on the complexity of policy making on an international scale. Global warming is much more than just an issue for the United States; it encompasses all nations that make up the globe and unfortunately has no clear timeline. This mandates the need for international environmental policy, but even with a great deal of support from both science and the public attempts at these types of policies have largely proved unsuccessful. Victor takes the time in his book to outline the causes of failed policy in addition to solutions that may help make successful policymaking....   [tags: international efforts, climate change]

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We Must Stop Global Warming

- "The most important thing about global warming is this....it's everyone's responsibility to leave this planet in better shape for the future generations than we found it." -- Mike Huckabee Over and over, skeptics, regulation-weary industries, and politically minded scientists have done their best to dispute the fact that the change in global temperature is not a natural occurrence. However, after decades of research and speculations, the advancement of technology has allowed us to prove that, without a doubt, climate change is occurring and that we are the ones responsible for this change....   [tags: Climate Change, 2015]

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The Use of Green Technology

- Throughout history the planet Earth has experienced many climate changes due to natural causes. The Earth’s orbit, the sun’s intense heat, volcanic activity, and the circulation of the ocean all play a role with climate change and the Earth’s temperature. The natural cycle of these factors working together dictate how the planets weather and seasons take place. However, the Earth’s rapid warming trend seen today cannot be explained by natural causes alone. Humans are responsible for the rapid rise in anthropogenic climate change (formally known as “global warming”), due to industrial over development and excessive use of products which cause gas emersion into the Earth’s Atmosp...   [tags: climate change, earth, energy]

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The Extinction of The Dinosaurs

- Rapid climate change also ends up on the suspect list of possible dinosaur extinction events. During the latter part of the Cretaceous Period continents broke up causing volcanoes to erupt and fill the sky with gas and ash resulting in a drastic climate change (“Dinosaurs Climate Change and Biodiversity”). The shifting of continents changed the Earth’s landscape, altering weather patterns and overall climate (“Dinosaur Extinction Theories”). Also, over a long period of time, climate gradually changed....   [tags: asteroid, climate change, food]

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Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency

- In addition, FY 2011-2015 Strategic Plan stated different crosscutting fundamental strategies that enhance the way EPA pursue its goals. Some of the crosscutting fundamental strategies are expanding the conversation on environmentalism, working for environmental justice and children’s health, advancing science, research, and technological innovation (EPA Strategic Plan, 2010). Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32) and Senate Bill 375 (SB 375) are the two key public policy components that identify planning and development efforts to GHG emission reduction....   [tags: global warming, climate change]

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Is Global Warming a Hoax?

- Is global warming a hoax. Anyone who listens to the news for sure very often comes across a news anchor stating how the Earth’s climate is changing. Global warming is a term that creates fear among many. But with all the open and uncensored media out there how do we know that this is not a lie or cover-up. So what does global warming actually mean and is it really true. If global warming is such a big deal why are we taking our time to act. The climate of the Earth has been changing way before the industrialization era began; way before we started to dig up fossil fuel, burn it and put carbon into the air....   [tags: environmental issues, climate change]

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Moral Hazard Argument Agains Geoengineering

- ... Geoengineering could have some technical Dependence Hazards as well. We could become dependent upon this geoengineering technology and may never do away with it because we will always need to keep on top of things. If we lose funding climate change could be quick and far worse than it might be if we were ever to allow it to progress. ( Hale, 2012, p 124) Geoengineering only treats the signs and does not fix the core of the problems. “you’re papering over the problem so people can keep incliting damage on the climate system without having to give up fossil fuels” ( Hale, 2012, p 125) An example of this band aid solution is placing a band aid on a patient suffering a heart attack....   [tags: countering climate change]

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We Can Stop Global Warming

- Global warming is the increasing temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere. In the last few decades this increase has been relatively significant. Global warming is the largest problem that the world will face in the twentieth century. This is going to require international attention and the cooperation from everyone, including the government. The Earth's atmosphere has already warmed by 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit since 1900. Scientists contend that anthropogenic additions of greenhouse gases, mainly CO2, greatly enhance the natural warming of the earth....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]

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Climate Prediction

- CP-KNN: Seasonal to Inter – annual Climate Prediction using Data Mining KNN technique. The impact of seasonal to inter – annual climate prediction on the society, business, agriculture and almost all aspect of human life enforce the scientist to give proper attention to the matter. The last few years show tremendous achievements in this field. All systems, techniques developed so far, use the Sea Surface Temperature (SST) as a main factor among other seasonal climatic attributes. The statistical and mathematical models are then used for further climate predictions....   [tags: Climate Change Weather Meteorology]

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Environmental Ethics in Japan

- It has been suggested that Japan may not be effective in negotiating with the international community. I am here to put that assertion to rest. Japan, facing increasing incidences of daily maximum temperatures greater than 35C and a decrease in extremely low temperatures, recognizes that climate change affects all nations of the world, and that everyone has the duty to decrease the rate of climate change, if not counteract the effects altogether. In Japan, various birds and mammals have exhibited trends towards larger body size due to increasing food availability with regionally increasing temperatures....   [tags: climate change, international community]

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Hurricane Sandy: Personal Narrative

- Hurricane Sandy was definitely a very difficult time for everyone in the northeast region. Initially I did not realize how hard it was going to hit us, because the previous year Hurricane Irene did not have such a strong effect on my town. Of course we did not leave the house, and there were a few fallen trees, however it did not affect us like Hurricane Sandy did. ​Even though I wasn’t expecting a very severe hurricane, my parents still prepared for the worst. They requested me to come home and stay even though many of my friends were still on campus....   [tags: Environment, disaster, climate change]

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Pollution Essay: Effects of Global Warming

- An issue that has been stirring up controversy all over the news and in the current presidential debate is global warming. The effects have been seen all over the world and global warming is quickly becoming a major topic of concern. Global warming is the increase of the earth’s temperature. When the earth’s temperature increases, we have a climate change. When this climate change occurs, so do the changes in the sea level, rainfall, wildlife, and this obviously affects humans. (Globalwarming) It is caused by the release of carbon dioxide also known as Co2....   [tags: Climate Change]

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Global Climate Change Technology and Carbon-Cycle Projection Models

- Global Climate Change Technology and Carbon-Cycle Projection Models Introduction “Global climate change” is the hippest buzz phrase for radical environmentalists, dutiful scientists, industry heads, and policy-makers alike. Philosophically, it is proof that the environment is humanity’s connective tissue; whether your life’s work is spent tilling a field, manufacturing steel, or conducting conference calls, global climate change affects you. The gravity of this human-environment issue is highlighted in the headlines of the EPA’s “Science and Policy News”: “Researchers See ‘No Doubt’ of Human Influence on Climate,” “Climate Change May Be Greater Threat to Biodiversity than Habitat Loss,” “L...   [tags: Greenhouse Gases Pollution]

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Impacts of Global Climate Change on Temperature and Precipitation Patterns in the Midwest and the Consequences for Soils

- Impacts of Global Climate Change on Temperature and Precipitation Patterns in the Midwest and the Consequences for Soils Introduction During the last century, human activities in agriculture, industry and technology have brought about a change in the chemical composition of the atmosphere. This change so far has not had a noticeable or discernible effect on world climate, but if these same activities continue, global climate change will become irreversible. The major contributing factor is the increase in the amount of carbon dioxide and other gasses in the atmosphere....   [tags: Environment Environmental Essays]

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Impact of Climate Change on Building Merchant Industry and Its Effect on the Marketplace

- An Analysis of the Impact of Increased Climate Change on Building Merchant Industry, Its Effect on the Marketplace and the Future Strategies of E.H. Smith Introduction One of the frightening environmental concerns is the build-up of carbon-dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere that has resulted from heavy use of fossil fuels. This carbon dioxide blankets traps the sun's radiation, which leads to an increase in the earth's average temperature. In the UK, climate change is likely to give rise to warmer temperatures, wetter winters and drier summers, as well as higher sea levels resulting in flooding of coastal areas (Boyd et al 1998)....   [tags: Environment Marketing Business Cause Effect]

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Climate Change: We Must Reclaim Energy from Wastewater

- Reclaiming Clean Energy from Wastewater As the Earth becomes more developed many changes in the environment are becoming apparent. These changes are unexpected and often faced with opposition from skeptics. One of these problems is climate change, also known as global warming. Global warming is caused by the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases are produced on a large scale by combustion of fossil fuels. A major contributor to greenhouse emissions is the combustion of coal, oil, and gas in power plants....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Global Warming

- Global warming is the rise of temperature on our Earth’s atmosphere. It’s cold outside and all that most of us are thinking about are warmer climates, our next holiday. But could your next tropical holiday be right here in Britain. However daft that may seem studies are showing that over the past decade, our climate is becoming warmer, that’s hard to believe after these two weeks of big freeze. Nearly every scientist will support the fact that in the last thirty to forty years the Earth has got warmer but all debate on the rightful reasons....   [tags: Climate Change]

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Global Warming

- Transitioning to clean energy sources will involve a policy that involves an extensive amount of research in the fields of science, economics, and politics. It is crucial that the United States conceives energy resources that decrease both environmental and health impacts. However, environment and health impacts are not the only aspects that must be considered as the United States moves to cleaner energy resources. The competitiveness of the United States’ economy as a whole and job security must be taken in account....   [tags: Climate Change]

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Global Warming Solutions

- Climate change is a controversial subject that needs further investigation to conclusively prove to others that a problem exists. Even those trying to prove climate change will admit there are multiple variables that can affect the planet’s climate and many of those are not man-made. As stated in the introduction to chapter 12, “2013: Long-term Climate Change: Projections, Com¬mitments and Irreversibility”, of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (AR5) by Collins et al....   [tags: Climate Change Essays]

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The Impact of Global Warming on Human Health

- When one hears the phrase “global warming,” what often comes to mind is melting ice caps and warmer winters but most people are horribly unaware of the effects that global warming will have on human health. Food shortages, contaminated water, extreme weather, and deadly heat threaten the world because of the warming temperatures of our earth. The effects of these can be seen today and their influence will be magnified in the not-so-distant future. But the most dangerous threat we face from global warming is the spread of disease....   [tags: Climate Change Essays]

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The Relationship between Human Nature and Global Warming

- The Relationship between Human Nature and Global Warming According to the National Academy of Sciences, global warming over the past century has caused a rise in Earth's surface temperature of about 1 degree Fahrenheit. There is evidence to substantiate attribution of the increased rate of this warming phenomenon over the past 50 years to human activities. Human activities have altered the chemical composition of Earth's atmosphere through the buildup of greenhouse gases, chiefly carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide (Internet 0)....   [tags: Climate Change, Greenhouse Gases]

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How Should We Respond to Global Warming?

- How Should We Respond to Global Warming.   A few days ago, while basking in the warmth of winter, a friend asked me about Global Warming and what exactly the problems were with a rise in temperature. He seemed to have no problem with a 75 degree day in the middle of March and wanted to know what all the fuss is about. I tried to answer his question by concisely summing up the evidence for global warming and the potential hazards of an increase in global temperature–surprisingly, I could not think of a decent response....   [tags: Climate Change, Greenhouse Gases]

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Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect

- Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect Human induced climate change resulting from an enhanced greenhouse effect is probably the greatest environmental threat facing the world today. Specifically, the emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide may be classified as the primary culprit. As a result of greenhouse gases entering the upper levels of the earth's atmosphere, it diminishes or breaks down the earth's Ozone layer. With this loss of this protective blanket, harmful radioactive rays from the sun enter the deeper into the earth's atmosphere....   [tags: Climate Change Environment]

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Pollution Essay: Global Warming is Real

- There is a problem, one which we cannot ignore. We must recognize this as a first step in coming up with solutions and bringing about change. Still, there are entities masquerading behind false pretenses that cultivate climate skepticism. Climate skepticism is a propaganda which states that global warming is nothing but natural, and that the human race has nothing to do with it whatsoever. They try to prove using elaborate schemes that climate change is a scam, and discredit with bogus scientific findings those which are true and verifiable discoveries....   [tags: Climate Change Environment]

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Political History of Global Warming

- Political History of Global Warming There is a lot of ambiguity surrounding the theory of 'global warming' and the proper political response to it. At the very center of the scientific debate on the variability of global climate is to what extent human activities influence climate change. Another unforeseeable is whether the potential impacts of climate change will be harmful or beneficial for humans, managed agriculture, and natural ecosystems. Some question the authority with which current scientific data has been given in international negotiations on the regulation of greenhouse gases....   [tags: Global Warming Climate Change]

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The Problem of Global Warming

- The Problem of Global Warming In June of 1988, James Hansen, director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), informed a Senate committee that, "the greenhouse effect has been detected and is changing our climate now." With this statement, he launched the ongoing international debate on the magnitude of global warming and its "potential to adversely affect the Earth's environment."1 Unfortunately, since this announcement, the world has not yet become fully mobilized to act on this problem....   [tags: Greenhouse Effect Climate Change]

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Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases

- Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases The concentration of the atmosphere's main greenhouse gases specifically, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and water vapor, have increased significantly during the industrial age. These high concentrations are predicted to continue in the atmosphere for thousands of years to come. This increase in specially carbon dioxide, increases the infrared energy taken in by the atmosphere, and warming the earth's surface. The Global mean temperature over the past 150 years has risen between 0.3 degrees C and 0.6 degrees C....   [tags: Climate Change Environment Environmental]

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Global Warming

- How much global warming we are going to see from extra CO2 depends on how sensitive the climate system is. David C Frank, Jan Esper, Christoph C Raible, Ulf Büntgen, Valerie Trouet and Benjamin Stocker have published a study to improve the estimations of the carbon cycle sensitivity to climate and climate projections for the future. The carbon cycle sensitivity-which is important for global warming projections-to climate is the increase or decrease of atmospheric CO2 concentrations which lead to an increase or decrease in temperature6....   [tags: Environment, Climate Change]

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Global Warming

- Although a popular belief, the idea that global warming is man made phenomena is a fallacy. While the scientifically uninformed may believe that CO2 is causing dramatic change in our climate, this is not true. Due to solar activity and natural variations in the Earth's climate, we experience alterations in our climate. While scientific data and the examinations of natural occurrences in our climate are overlooked in the common theories of climate change, the truth about our Earth's climate lies in an analysis of the facts....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]

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Global Warming

- Global Warming is an increase in the average temperature around the world. Scientists have been able to trace the global climate and concluded that over the last ten thousand years, the climate of the earth has been relatively constant. In the twentieth century, the global temperature increased 0.740°C. The change in the warming, and cooling, of average global temperatures cause climate change, a change related to climate patterns such as temperatures, rainfall, wind and humidity. This flux in temperature is affected by multiple factors making it hard to determine the true source of problem....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]

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Global Warming

- Global Warming Global warming is a serious epidemic that is affecting the earth due to the main recklessness of its people. Even a minor change in temperature due to global warming affects the earth and its people. It the temperature were still to increase, it could cause drastic changes and affect the earth and earth’s population. Tremendous difference in temperature can directly and indirectly cause the loss of human life and harm the animals. The hard face is that despite what many nations, companies, cities and people are starting to do to reduce their global warming emission....   [tags: Climate Change]

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Global Warming

- The seas are rising, rain patterns are changing, and polar ice is vanishing (Swim, et al.). Unfortunately, these are the sad realities currently within our Earth and they are all a result of global warming. Through human actions, such as burning fossil fuels and the destruction of forests, humans have altered Earth’s heat balance and as a result, have raised the temperatures on Earth (Swim, et al.). Over the past ten years, Earth’s climate has increased as a direct result of the negative actions by Earth’s inhabitants (Swim, et al.)....   [tags: Environment Climate Change 2014]

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Global Warming

- Global Warming As the world's expanding population burns large quantities of fossil fuels and simultaneously cuts down large expanses of forests worldwide, the concentrations of CO2 and other greenhouse gases are building up in the atmosphere. "The green house effect is the (imperfect) analogy used to explain the atmospheric phenomenon that keeps our planet warm enough to sustain life." There is mounting evidence that this shift in Earth's atmosphere will lead to global changes and potentially major climatic disruptions....   [tags: Climate Change, Greenhouse Gases]

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Global Warming

- Global Warming The humanity is currently facing one of its biggest problems ever. Indeed, the Earth is warming and consequences might be devastating for the future generations. There is a general agreement among scientists that Earth's climate is being affected by industrial society. Industry affects global climate by releasing greenhouse gases (GHGs). The most significant GHG is carbon dioxide (CO2). While some GHGs occur naturally, others are released in the atmosphere by certain human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation activities and some agricultural practices....   [tags: Greenhouse Effect Climate Change]

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