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Greenhouse Gases Act As A House

- Greenhouse gases act as a house, or rather a roof, and trap heat on earth. There are two processes that take place before this happens. The first one allows greenhouse gases to let “visible and ultraviolet light in sunlight to pass through earth’s surface unimpeded, and reach the earth’s surface (Angelle 1). Secondly, when light strikes the earth’s surface, it is reflected back into the atmosphere. It gets reflected back as either infrared energy or heat. This then allows the greenhouse gases to absorb this energy and heat up the earth....   [tags: Climate change, Greenhouse gas, Earth]

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The Greenhouse Effect On Our Environment

- ... Carbon Dioxide (CO2) along with many other greenhouse gases are what makes up most of our atmosphere. Naturally carbon dioxide is already abundant in our atmosphere. although more carbon dioxide has been dumped into the atmosphere by humans. Lately this has been a concern since the excess amount of CO2 has been causing many environmental problems. From the time you wake up and and go to bed, all throughout the day you emit CO2 and other greenhouse gases. For example you wake up, take a shower, drive to work, drive back from work, then make up dinner on the stove....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Greenhouse gas, Oxygen]

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The Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

- ... This is a big contributor to greenhouse gas emissions (Sustainabletable, 2014). One kilogram of beef is responsible for the equivalent of the amount of CO2 that is emitted by the average European car every 250 kilometres, and burns enough energy to light a 100-watt bulb for nearly 20 days (New Scientist Magazine, 18 July 2007, page 15) (Rohrer, J Peterson, A. 2008).It is also estimated that Australia’s livestock will produce substantially more warming over the next 20 years than all of Australia’s coal fired power stations put together....   [tags: Greenhouse gas, Carbon dioxide, Livestock]

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The Effects Of Greenhouse Gases On The Environment

- Have you ever asked yourself what the world would be like without greenhouse gases. Have you ever wondered about where oil comes from and what the effects of it are. Well, for starters, greenhouse gases and oil are both very important to today’s society. Both are very substantial to life and contributes to the Earth in many significant ways. Throughout this paper, information will be provided about the greenhouse effect and also about oil. In depth information will be given about the effects of both of these, and also how they interact with each other and what they do to the Earth, and its life....   [tags: Greenhouse gas, Carbon dioxide, Natural gas]

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The Warming Of The Greenhouse Gases

- The protective atmosphere unique to our planet and allows life to thrive on earth, could also lead to its demise. This is because the life on Earth, humans specifically, have caused an imbalance in the greenhouse gasses that trap in warmth. The excess of these gasses leads to a higher global temperature which directly impacts the climate along with weather patterns. The buildup of gasses is called the greenhouse effect, and this phenomenon causes storms like hurricanes, to become fairly unpredictable and harsher than ever recorded in human history....   [tags: Greenhouse gas, Earth, Atmosphere, Carbon dioxide]

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Greenhouse Effect

- Greenhouse Effect This Earth is getting older and older. Can you imagine what life will be like if the temperature in the Earth keeps on rising due to the excessive amount of heat trapped in the atmosphere. No one would want that to happen. The atmosphere plays an important role in our daily life. It keeps the Earth warm, which is also known as the greenhouse effect. Due to ozone depletion and global warming, the atmosphere is not able to function normally like how it used to. Human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels and clearing of forests contributed and intensified the greenhouse effect....   [tags: CFC, Greenhouse, pollution]

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Why Greenhouse Gases Is That I Feel

- ... Fuel burning machines aren’t the only reason why our climate is getting warmer every year but dairy farm animals pay a huge role believe it or not. The reason why dairy animals pay a huge role in climate change is because across the world there are 1.5 billion dairy animals and each cow releases 70 to 120 kg per year. http://timeforchange.org/are-cows-cause-of-global-warming-meat-methane-CO2 in this article it clearly states that “Methane is a greenhouse gas like carbon dioxide (CO2)....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Greenhouse gas, Global warming]

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Is Greenhouse Gas Emissions Responsible for the Global Climate Change

- Introduction The aim of this report is to evaluate to what extent anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are responsible for recent global climate change (Karl and Trenberth, (2003), and to identify the main uncertainties associated with future climate modelling. These queries are firstly explored by analyzing the effects that natural causes such as solar volcanic eruptions and solar output have had on recent global climate. This is then contrasted by looking at the volumes of greenhouse gases that are anthropogenically emitted and the observed effects of this....   [tags: climate, greenhouse gas, atmosphere]

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Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect

- Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect In the past decade the greenhouse effect has gained much attention with the media. Because of the pollution in the 1980's and early 90's attention was brought to the greenhouse effect. In overpopulated areas, the amounts of methane and carbon dioxide was growing. Some scientists believe the greenhouse effect is directly related to the earth's warming, others believe it's a cycle of earth's temperatures. The greenhouse effect is very important to our climate....   [tags: Greenhouse Gases Climate Change]

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Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect

- Global Warming is due to the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is a naturally occurring process that aids in heating the Earth's surface and atmosphere. It results from the fact that certain atmospheric gases, such as carbon dioxide, water vapor, and methane, are able to change the energy balance of the planet by being able to absorb longwave radiation from the Earth's surface. Without the greenhouse effect, life on this planet would probably not exist as the average temperature of the Earth would be a chilly -18 degrees Celsius, rather than the present 15 degrees Celsius....   [tags: Greenhouse Effect Climate Change]

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Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect

- What is the "greenhouse effect?" It is the behavior of solar radiation when it interacts with gasses in the Earth's atmosphere. The Sun gives off a wide spectrum of energy which we classify according to its wavelength. Among the types of energy given off by the sun are ultraviolet (UV), visible and infrared (IR) wavelengths. UV is short wavelength high-energy radiation, visible is mid-wavelength, mid-energy radiation, and IR is long wavelength low-energy radiation. The atmosphere is mostly transparent to UV and visible light, but some components of the atmosphere absorb IR energy on its way in toward the Earth's surface, warming the atmopsphere slightly....   [tags: Greenhouse Effect Climate Change]

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Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases

- Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases The earth’s climate is predicted to change because human activities are altering the chemical composition of the atmosphere through the buildup of greenhouse gases –– primarily carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. The heat-trapping property of these gases is undisputed. Although uncertainty exists about exactly how earth’’s climate responds to these gases, global temperatures are rising. Go to the Emissions section for much more on greenhouse gases. Energy from the sun drives the earth’’s weather and climate, and heats the earth’’s surface; in turn, the earth radiates energy back into space....   [tags: Climate Change, Greenhouse Gases]

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Is The Greenhouse Effect Responsible For An Increase On Ocean Acidification?

- ... However; since the Industrial Revolution, ocean pH has fallen to 8.1, which may not sound like a significant change, but represents a 25% increase in ocean acidity over a relatively short period of time. It must be made clear that ocean acidification isn’t meaning the oceans are in fact turning to acid, they still remain basic, it’s rather referring to the addition of H^+ ions, increasing the pH slightly while still remaining above 7. The reaction below shows how when carbon dioxide is absorbed by the oceans this forms carbonic acid, some of which ionises and forms hydrogen ions (acid) and carbonate ions....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, PH, Ocean, Greenhouse gas]

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The Greenhouse Effect

- Global warming, also known as the greenhouse effect, has been a trending topic in the recent years, but global warming has been around for a long time. Earth has warmed at a high rate over the last hundred years and particularly over the last two decades. Burning large amounts of fossil fuels; coal, oil, natural gas is a root cause of global warming. The greenhouse effect are gases in our atmosphere that hold in heat, such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. “They maintain an average temperature on Earth of 59°F,” according to the book “an inconvenient truth, the crisis of global warming” by Al Gore....   [tags: global warming, climate protection]

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Global Warming or The Greenhouse Effect

- 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)....   [tags: temperature, gases, chemicals, change]

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Global Warming : The Greenhouse Effect

- ... Some species will soon become extinct due to the warming. We can prevent and protect in many ways but until we humans start helping out, nothing will be done. A major concern to anyone who understands the poses of society would be global warming. Recently, a few concerns have been discussed about how to stop or slow down the process. We need to consider nuclear power stations, which some people think will cure or stop the issue of slowing global warming to the complete minimal stage. But we ask ourselves would the best option be nuclear power plants....   [tags: Global warming, Carbon dioxide, Coal]

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Global Warming And The Greenhouse Effect

- ... It is therefore essential to examine in more detail how these changes in climate affect core strands of the British economy to better understand the implications that arise. Agriculture and Forestry are sectors directly affected by climate change and more particularly by floods, heat waves and droughts (Gill, 2012, p.3). Approximately 4 million people are employed in these sectors (CCRA, 2012). Commercial forestry plays a very important role in the UK economy since it is beneficial to tourism, education, biodiversity and recreation (CCRA, 2012)....   [tags: Global warming, Weather, Extreme weather]

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The Most Important Greenhouse Gas

- The most important greenhouse gas The 19-20 years old group is, in general, less inform about greenhouse gas comparatively to the 17-18 years old group. The most important greenhouse responsible of climate change is CO2. There is a total of six greenhouse gas on earth: H2O, CO2, CH4, N2O, O3 and CFCs. However, all of these gases have not the same effect on climate. For example, N2O are not very present on earth, but it’s very dangerous for humans. This gas is responsible of acid rain and it stays about 114 years in the atmosphere before to be disintegrated....   [tags: climate, atmosphere, recycle ]

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Climate Change And The Greenhouse Effect

- Carter Marcano Ms. Tindall Eng IV Pd 4 2 May 2016 Climate Change Introduction Our society is riddled with countless problems that are causing discussions and debates around the world. One of the most important problems is crucial to focus on and it is climate change or “the greenhouse effect.” The greenhouse effect is a serious problem that is destroying the planet and its atmosphere. Rules and regulations need to be made if want future generations the have a place to call home. What is climate change....   [tags: Global warming, Climate change, Carbon dioxide]

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Global Warming: The Greenhouse Effect

- Imagine our future world. We automatically think of flying vehicles, electronic houses, and a high-tech world. Now, let's face reality. Our future is on the path to be overwhelmed with heat, disease, pollution, and even death. This dismal future ahead of us is because of global warming: a gradual increase in temperature in our atmosphere. Although we can blame this as being the reason of our failing world, one of the biggest dangers to human life today is human life itself. Humans unknowingly cause global warming with the amount of pollution and other harmful gases that contribute to the Greenhouse Effect....   [tags: harmful gases, pollution, population]

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Hydroelectric Reservoirs and Greenhouse Gases

- Introduction Water is essential to support life on Earth. Naturally rainfall is not evenly distributed by season or geographical region making water reservation a crucial component of water accessibility (Yuksel, 2010). Constructing a dam to reserve water is primarily used as storage for human consumption; which in modern times has been ameliorated to produce hydroelectricity and in some circumstances is used solely for hydropower (Gagnon and Van De Vate, 1997). An increasing demand for energy is putting strain on our natural resources and placing global warming at our front door....   [tags: Water, Life, Natural Resources, Global Warming]

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The Greenhouse Gas Protocol

- Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission, particularly from industrial production, to combat global climate change is one of the biggest sustainable development challenge for the international community. Countries are adopting Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), low carbon development strategies and climate change policies to tackle issues of climate change and at the same time meet their development goals. At the global level, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Kyoto Protocol, have paved ways for voluntary GHG emission reduction targets....   [tags: environment, pollution, global warming]

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Greenhouse Effect

- INTRODUCTION Greenhouse effect has been a significant issue since the world start to civilize and industrialize. Greenhouse effect occurs due to human activities and many of countries are still finding the best way to solve the problem of greenhouse in this twenty-first century, even though greenhouse effect is a common incident for decreases. Everyone is focus on greenhouse effect because greenhouse effect will gives great damage and harms to the world and mostly affected are wildlife....   [tags: wildlife, Australia, climate change, warming]

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Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change in Australia

- Greenhouse effect has become the major issue to the world when the world has starts to become civilize and industrialize. Greenhouse effect happened because of human’s greediness and all countries are starting to find out the method to solve the issue of greenhouse in this twenty-first century. Everyone is now focus on greenhouse effect because greenhouse effect produces huge damage and pollution to the natural system , human and mostly affected are wildlife. So, this report is to study more about the greenhouse effect impact of climate change to wildlife to the world in one country which is Australia because climate change has become a major issue in Australia since the turn of twenty...   [tags: Global Warming Essays]

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How Recycling Reduces the Greenhouse Effect

- The process which infrared radiation is given by the atmosphere that will increase a planet’s temperature is greenhouse effect. Professionals give the name of greenhouse effect because of the warming air inside a greenhouse compared with the outside one. Also, it will bring about climate changes such as global warming and the pollutions will become more serious. Greenhouse effect has been a significant issue since the technologies around the world are becoming more developed. Greenhouse effect is becoming serious and serious due to the frequency of building new buildings, deforestations and other factors....   [tags: gobal warming, alternative materials]

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The Effect Of The Greenhouse Effect On Our Environment

- ... There is a scientific consensus that climate change is occurring, and that human activities are the primary driver. Chemistry When more carbon dioxide is available in the atmosphere more can be taken up by the oceans. Over the past 300 million years ocean pH has remained relatively stable at 8.2, slightly alkaline, which is ideal for the organisms present in the ocean. However; since the industrial revolution ocean pH has fallen to 8.1, which may not sound like a significant change but represents a 25% increase in ocean acidity over a relatively short period of time....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Ocean, PH, Global warming]

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Human Activities Increase Greenhouse Gases

- ... Each greenhouse gas absorbs heat differently. Greenhouse gases let the visible and ultraviolet light in sunlight pass through Earth's atmosphere unconstrained to reach the Earth's surface. When sunlight strikes the Earth's surface, it is reflected back to the atmosphere as heat, and the greenhouse gases absorb this heat and it warms the planet. Without greenhouse gases, Earth's surface would average about 33 C° colder than the present average temperature (14 °C). Therefore, the "greenhouse effect" refers to the natural phenomenon that keeps the Earth in a temperature range that allows life to flourish....   [tags: warming, temperature, atmosphere]

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Global Warming: The Release of Greenhouse Gases

- The United States government has been denying the truth about global warming. It seems that everyone else has been tagging along as well. It has become a great concern that people aren’t aware of what global warming actually is, and citizens leave it up to politics to decide for them. So, What is Global Warming. There is a process that occurs in our atmosphere called the Greenhouse Effect. The natural release of greenhouse gasses from our planet is done to keep our planet warm. What occurs is these gasses are released into our atmosphere, in which then they trap light from the sun, and that light is released into the earth to warm it up....   [tags: government, environment, planet]

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The Benefits of Having a Greenhouse

- The Benefits of Having a Greenhouse There are many benefits of having a greenhouse or growing space attached to the average family home. A well-built greenhouse can utilize solar power in such a way that it becomes a positive addition to the household in every way. Greenhouses present an opportunity for everyone to be able to grow some of their own food, save electricity, gain practical experience, and soothe their mind and body. Throughout history gardens have served as a food source for families....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming

- The greenhouse effect is an important phenomenon and is currently holding national and international attention. Why is there an interest in the effect. Why are people willing to invest so much time and effort investigating its consequences and willing to suffer by them. What is the basis for believing the effect is real. The greenhouse effect is a naturally occurring process, which is initiated by the sun. It is a result of the fact that there are gases in the Earth’s atmosphere which contain the properties to absorb longwave radiation....   [tags: Climate Change, Environment]

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The Catastrophe of Greenhouse Gas Emission in the United States

- MIAMI BEACH, Fla. " On a recent afternoon, Scott McKenzie watched torrential rains and a murky tide swallow the street outside his dog-grooming salon. Within minutes, much of this stretch of chic South Beach was flooded ankle-deep in a fetid mix of rain and sea." "Welcome to the new Venice," McKenzie joked as salt water surged from the sewers. ---- Michael J. Mishak, Associated Press June 7, 2014 Over the years, Earth has been through numerous catastrophic events; such as, the KT dinosaur extinction, but none of these events are comparable to the +7.1...   [tags: Climate Change, global warming]

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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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Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect

- Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect      Recently, global warming has moved to a serious scientific issue. Because sunlight is constantly falling on the earth, the law of physics say that the planet has to radiate the same amount of energy back into space. Infrared radiation is sent out by the earth through the atmosphere, where molecules (carbon dioxide) hold outgoing radiation for a while, warming the surface.1 The molecules are kind of like glass in a greenhouse which is why this process of warming is called the greenhouse effect....   [tags: Environment Global Warming Climate Change]

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Air Pollution Essay: Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change

- Air pollution and greenhouse gases are the reason for the planet as it is today; the reason why we see campaigns flooding the media informing us to ‘switch off’, ‘save the planet’ and ‘turn down the heat’ and the reason why the government is trying to develop a successful scheme, such as the carbon tax scheme, to reduce air pollution caused by major industries. Air pollution and greenhouse gases are the two immediate causes of global warming and climate change. Air pollution occurs when chemicals or particulate matter enter the atmosphere....   [tags: environment, pollution, global warming]

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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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Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases

- Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases   With all the talk about the global warming and climate change, including international debates focused on the viability of reduced gaseous emissions, one centrally-important consideration often gets ignored. It turns out that the greenhouse gases that contribute to warming the earth constitute only about 1 percent of all gaseous atmospheric material. And if one considers only the subset of these gaseous molecules whose concentrations are thought to be altered by human activities, their atmospheric contribution drops to well below 1 percent....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]

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Global Warming: The Greenhouse Effect and Our Response

- Global warming (the greenhouse effect) is the increase in the temperature of Earth's weather which has become popular to many people as one of the most important danger in the universe. Discussions about causes, solutions, postive and negative effects have made by human-beings. One of the first subject people learned is that there are several causes of global warming. However, one of the most effective reason is Carbondioxide gas which most come from the combustion of fossil fuels and forests. Another obvious gas is chlorofluorocarbons which is called CFCs, are produced from fridges and air-conditioning machines....   [tags: environment, pollution, global warming]

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The Impact of Electric Vehicles on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

- The rising levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHG) caused by the increased use of fossil fuels for energy services—notably transportation, heating, and the generation of electricity—is known to be one of the foremost drivers of climate change. The United States is responsible for one-fourth of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions, representing only 5% of the world population and it becomes the world’s single largest emitter of atmospheric greenhouse gasses (EPA, 2011) . Since 1970, the U.S....   [tags: environment, pollution, global warming]

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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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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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The Levels of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the United States

- In 1952, London suffered a huge loss of life, 4,000 people, in what was, and still remains “the world’s worst air pollution disaster” (Lean, 2012, p.1). Today, cities across the globe are still struggling with abnormally high levels of air pollution/smog which could be a red flag for the possibility of another comparable human induced disaster. With that said, environmental problems are still present despite valiant efforts to improve the built-environment and preserve natural resources because some people seem to struggle with acknowledging that these are real problems that will not remedy without action....   [tags: air pollution, contaminants, environmental issues]

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Global Warming : Health, Oceans, And The Greenhouse Effect

- Global Warming Global warming pertains to a number of things when it comes to mind and the most talked about issues are funding, health, oceans, animals, and the greenhouse effect. People argue over global warming everyday because some people think it is naturally occurring and other people think it is because of all of the things people do in the environment that cause it. Funding and health have a more direct correlation together because people need funding for their projects to find solutions and the other four have more in common to each other as well because it has more to do with the environment....   [tags: Global warming, Carbon dioxide, Earth]

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How Greenhouse Gases Increase Atmosphere Temperature

- The trapped greenhouse gases increase the temperature of the atmosphere, oceans and landmasses and this creates a ripple effect that disrupts the rain cycle causing heavier rainfall to occur. Subsequently due to the trapped greenhouse gases, the earth’s temperature increases; making it a lot warmer than it is supposed to be. The increase in temperature in turn melts the polar ice caps causing the sea levels to get higher; due to this more land is lost by being engulfed by the increase in the earth’s water mass....   [tags: climate, environment, natural resources]

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Fossil Fuel Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emission

- Fuel cells powered by hydrogen represent the latest technology in the push to reduce fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emission. The internal combustion engine’s design limitations have been pushed to their limits and fuel economy has been maxed out. While a shift in consumer preference to smaller and more fuel efficient automobiles would decrease consumption and emissions, the economic model alone will not prompt such a change. The hydrogen fuel cell’s new technology calls for a radical change in design approaches that will test the automakers that choose to mass-produce this technology....   [tags: hydrogen, fuel cells, environment]

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Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions : The Green Hills Of California

- ... It is from these three different styles of windmills, that I will decide if wind power is reasonable source of energy for an individual to harness. Along with this question, I was pondering if wind power is a reliable enough source of energy to power the entire nation. If wind power proves to be possible to power the entire nation, it would be a reasonable source of green energy to produce in higher quantities. I started this project with the image of a windmill burned into my mind. I became enveloped in this homemade windmill, and how I could build it....   [tags: Wind power, Wind turbine, Windmill]

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Australia’s Annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions

- ... For example, normally power coming from a dirty power station which emits a large amount of pollution will be considered to be equal to a clean power station which is able to produce as much energy despite being smaller. The carbon tax will be variable to this such that products from dirtier sources that cause more pollution will be more expensive than the cleaner ones. This is advantageous in that it lets smaller processes compete on price. In the long term, various companies will seek to reduce the pollution created by their power station to lower their costs....   [tags: carbon tax, alternative sources, coal]

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Constructing a Greenhouse Window

- Constructing a Greenhouse Window Building and testing a sensor to determine number of degrees to which a window is open Introduction When making use of a greenhouse to grow plants out of season or on a large scale for commercial reasons, the temperature within the green house must be carefully regulated, in order to ensure that the plants are under the optimum growing conditions. With the windows shut permanently, the temperature may become too high, and the windows need therefore to be opened....   [tags: Papers]

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Greenhouse effect

- The world is a greenhouse. The role of the atmosphere is to insulate and warm the surface of the earth. The greenhouse effect is not a new phenomenon. Humans can help reduce the increasing greenhouse effect. The atmosphere insulates and warms the surface of the earth. Incoming solar radiation passes through the atmosphere. The surface of the earth absorbs some of the radiation. The unabsorbed radiation is emitted back out in the form of infrared radiation. Gases, such as, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and water vapor absorb the reflected infrared radiation....   [tags: climate change]

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Mischels Greenhouse

- Mischels Greenhouse While working at the brand new Mischels Greenhouse I found out it was different from any other job I ever had. It was one of the most responsible jobs so far of my life. Four thousand lives were almost totally in my exchange sisters, Tanya, and my hands. By us watering them daily. Because it was so hot out-side, the greenhouse was stifling. Watering mums was a very tedious job be-cause it was repetitious. I started daily at 9 A.M. my whole day consisted of taking care of Forty thousand mums....   [tags: Creative Writing Story]

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Eleutherodactylus (Greenhouse Frogs)

- Eleutherodactylus p. planirostris, or more commonly the Greenhouse frog, is from the Leptodactylidae family. They were unintentionally introduced to Florida around 1875. Their numbers have continued to grow and they are now very common among South Florida with increasing inhabitants around the panhandle. Greenhouse frogs have a reddish-brown appearance with either dark blotches or 2 dark stripes down their backs. They are relatively small in size usually growing to about an inch to and inch and a half in length....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Global Warming and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

- Global Warming and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Overall, emissions of CO2 increased by 0.3% to 6.8 tons per person in the United States. Emissions of greenhouse gases other than carbon dioxide, which account for 17% of total greenhouse gas emissions, declined by 0.6%. Emissions from the industrial sector declined 1.3% even though the U.S. economy grew 3.9% in 1998. However, CO2 emissions from transportation grew by 2.4% while CO2 emissions of regulated utilities expanded by 3.2% as a result of a hotter than normal summer....   [tags: Global Warming Climate Change]

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Reducing Greenhouse Gas Through Combined Heat and Power Systems

- Due to disruptive impacts of climate change actions are globally taken to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with energy utilization to a considerable amount. Established 1997 Kyoto protocol is an international goal to attempt to alleviate impacts of climate change by reducing amount of greenhouse gas emissions into the environment. The UK has targeted to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by the year 2050. This will be a challenging target for the UK. It is reported that over 30% of carbon dioxide emissions are from houses in the UK....   [tags: power plants, fossil fuel, England]

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British Columbia’s Carbon Tax and its Impact on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

- In June of 2008, British Columbia became the first and only Canadian province to introduce a carbon tax, and has been praised and scone by environmentalists, economists, and politicians alike, arguing whether the tax is efficient or destructive method of controlling greenhouse gas emissions. The liberal premier Gordon Campbell introduced the carbon tax; its main purpose would be to enforce a carbon tax to increase the price of consumption of fossil fuels within the province, the philosophy behind the tax was to make taxes higher on the deemed environmentally detrimental purchases and lessen the tax on the others....   [tags: environment, pollution, global warming]

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The Greenhouse Effect, A Torrent of Information, and the Politics of Mass Uncertainty

- The Greenhouse Effect, A Torrent of Information, and the Politics of Mass Uncertainty Introduction: Global warming, the ozone layer, and deforestation are becoming increasingly discussed topics both in the international community and society. Former Vice-President Albert Gore stated in his 1992 book Earth in the Balance, “The process of filling the atmosphere with CO2 and other pollutants…is a willful expansion of our dysfunctional civilization into vulnerable parts of the world” (Wittwer 21)....   [tags: Science Scientific Essays, climate change]

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Pollution Essay: Greenhouse Gases, Pesticides, and Chemicals

- Look out your apartment/house window, a car window and what do you see. You see components of our planet, i.e., clouds, paved streets, buildings, patches of grass, rows of corn or soy beans, and business districts as well as temperate forests. And while what you do see is material and simultaneously simple and complex, it still represents a very limited picture of our planet. Unfortunately, there is strong reason to believe that what we don't see warrants our immediate and concerted attention....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]

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The Extinction Event and Life in the Post-Apocalyptic Greenhouse

- The Extinction Event and Life in the Post-Apocalyptic Greenhouse The biggest mass extinction of the past 600 million years (My), the end-Permian event (251 My ago), witnessed the loss of as much as 95% of all species on Earth. Key questions for biologists concern what combination of environmental changes could possibly have had such a devastating effect, the scale and pattern of species loss, and the nature of the recovery. New studies on dating the event, contemporary volcanic activity, and the anatomy of the environmental crisis have changed our perspectives dramatically in the past five years....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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World 's Largest Greenhouse Gas Emission Footprints Compared Per Capita On Earth

- ... Uranium must first be mined, and processed before it can be used in a reactor and although the release of pollutants into the atmosphere during this process is not as severe as with coal burning. Once used and depleted in a nuclear reactor, this fuel then remains dangerously radioactive for hundreds of thousands of years and must be stored in a secure facility away from populated areas. The majority of Australia 's population lives on the coastline, with the interior of the country being mostly inhospitable to humans....   [tags: Nuclear power, Energy development, Coal]

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Global Warming Is The Increase Of The Earth 's Overall Atmospheric Temperature Caused By Greenhouse Effect

- Dorian Carr 6 July 2016 English 12AA Senior project: Background paper Global warming is the increase of the earth’s overall atmospheric temperature caused by greenhouse effect. If you think of how humans have a core body temperature that rises maybe when you have a fever or are exercising that same thing goes for the earth in a way. So keeping that in mind global warming is like me or you being sick but on a planetary scale, at least that’s how I think of it. Earth is sick because of the simple things we do in our everyday life, a lot has to do with the fossil fuel we’ve been burning on a daily bases dating back to the industrial revolution....   [tags: Global warming, Carbon dioxide, Earth]

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Air Pollution, Smog, Acid Rain, the Greenhouse Effect, and Ozone Depletion

- Air pollution is a well-known problem throughout the world. Humans know that we are the major cause for air pollution and although we know this fact, we continue to pollute. We poison our air every day by throwing out enormous piles of garbage, burning tons of fossil fuels, and driving millions of miles each year, but do we truly know how much this affects our society and our Earth. Smog, acid rain, the greenhouse effect, and ozone depletion are some of the effects that have resulted from air pollution....   [tags: Environmental Pollution, Global Warming]

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The Devastating Effects of Global Warming

- Global Warming Lets face it, humans are terrible. We are arguably the worst thing that has ever happened to this planet. It would probably be better off without us. We have had a devastating effect on our planet’s ecosystem. Climate change is happening, and many say that we are responsible for it. Google defines climate change as “a change in global or regional climate patterns”, in particular change brought on by increasingly high levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. High levels of carbon dioxide, and other greenhouse gases, stop the suns rays from being able to leave our atmosphere and thus, warm our planet....   [tags: carbon dioxide, greenhouse gases]

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Why there is Global Warming in Our World

- Atmosphere can contribute to changes in global climate patterns. Global warming can be considered part of climate change along with changes in precipitation, sea level, etc.” (3) Greenhouse effect is a natural occurrence that helps regulate the temperature of the earth. It was said that “When the Sun heats the earth, some of this heat escapes back to space. The rest of the heat, also known as infrared radiation, is trapped in the atmosphere by clouds and greenhouse gases, such as water vapor and carbon dioxide (CO2)” as reported by the EPA....   [tags: greenhouse effect, atmosphere, emisionss]

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Global Warming: The Destruction of Our Planet

- Global Warming Global warming has been a continuous controversy regarding whether humans are the primary cause for the destruction of our planet. By simply living, humans are contributing to the unceasing rise in temperature of the earth’s atmosphere predominantly created by the greenhouse effect. Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane, trap heat in the atmosphere. A mass amount of greenhouse gases develop from the burning of fossil fuels. However, deforestation, industrial processes and a few agricultural practices still transmit gases into the air....   [tags: greenhouse gases, fossil fuel]

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Global Warming is Changing the Artics

- ... If global warming keeps going unchecked, there will be dire consequences for the Arctic. There have been several prediction models that show what type of climate and environment that the Arctic will have in the future. Stephen Vavrus and his colleagues display this prediction through the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Community Climate System Model, version four (CCSM4). The CCSM4 shows that the it is going to be “a much warmer, wetter, cloudier, and stormier Arctic climate with considerably less sea ice and a fresher Arctic Ocean” (Vavrus et al.)....   [tags: pollution, greenhouse gases]

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The Causes and Negative Effects of Global Warming

- ... In Northern Europe, Eastern America, and parts of Asia have increased precipitation amounts. Droughts have become longer and more severe. Many areas are seeing bigger and more intense snow storms. Hurricanes nowadays have higher wind speeds than before, and finally, hurricanes stay stronger longer because of warming at the bottom of the ocean. Global warming is caused by many things. The main reason is because of too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. There are a lot of human activities that add on to global warming....   [tags: greenhouse, storms, glaciers]

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Canada Is The Third Largest Exporter Supplier Exporter Products Of Products

- ... The public dissension appears to be over the ethical issues of damaging pristine areas of the country for the economic benefit of oil companies. Canada is the ninth largest emitter of greenhouse gases, with only the United States, China, Russia, the European Union, Japan, India, Germany and the United Kingdom emitting more greenhouse gases per year (Youngblood-Coleman, 2010). The Ministry of the Environment is responsible for regulating and protecting the environment in Canada. On December 17, 2002 Canada officially ratified the Kyoto Accord, however Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions continued to grow every year through 2008, with the first reduction in greenhouse gas emissions coming i...   [tags: Population, Demography, Greenhouse gas]

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The Big Issue of Climate Change and Global Warming

- ... Yes, we should care if Earth is getting warmer. There are a lot of effects that global warming has on citizens in our world. Global warming affects agriculture, infrastructure, how we consume energy, cropping yields, food processing, transportation, storage, and the list goes on. Statistics say that within the next several hundred years the yield to just about every crop will decrease by up to 30%. Global warming doesn't just affect plant life- it also effects animals all around the world....   [tags: greenhouse gas, temperature, agriculture]

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Human Activities and Global Warming

- Human activities contribute to climate change by causing changes in the atmosphere in the amounts of greenhouse gases, aerosol, and cloudiness. The largest known contribution comes from the burning of fossil fuels, which releases significant amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases and aerosols affect climate by altering incoming solar radiation and outgoing infrared radiation that are part of the earth’s energy balance. Changing the atmospheric abundance or properties of these gases and particles can lead to a warming or cooling of the climate system....   [tags: greenhouse gases, aerosol]

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Global Warming: Human Activity vs. Natural Cycles

- Global warming has been a major concern and has greatly affected the environment around the world for years. Andrew Revkin stated in a New York Times article entitled “A Closer Look at Climate Panel’s Findings on Global Warming Impacts” that climate change throughout the 21st century will lead to increases in ill-health in many regions, as compared to a baseline without climate change. There have been a number of debates regarding this controversial topic, though most of the scientific community can recognize the existence of global warming....   [tags: greenhouse gases, environment, temperature]

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Companies in China are Reducing Carbon Emissions

- 1. Background Climate change is one of the most important international issues and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to tackle the challenges posed by climate change (Guidance on how to measure and report your greenhouse gas emissions, 2009).With the increasing awareness of the severity of climate change, the reduction of CO2 emissions has become a predominant topic....   [tags: climate, kyoto, greenhouse]

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The Scientific Community and Climate Change

- The scientific community is now virtually certain that humans have contributed significantly to climate change, and that our global activity is leading to further drastic changes in the climate system. While this idea has almost universal consensus, the precise mechanisms and extent of our influence are not as certain. The greatest challenge now is identifying hat is affecting the climate most strongly, and in what ways, as well as how these effects will become more important in the future. This brief discusses some of the anthropogenic processes and products that are having significant impact on climate, as well as the varying levels of certainty surrounding each....   [tags: fossil fuels, pollution, greenhouse]

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Strategic Energy Plan for South Korea

- 1. Introduction In January 2014, ‘Second Strategic Energy Plan’ was discussed in Korea, which is that the share of the renewable energy will grow from 2.7 in 2014 to 11% by 2035. Korean government mentioned that it is difficult to increase the percentage of firepower because of the greenhouse gas and energy prices. Therefore, nuclear plants are to be under the minimum required percentage, but the share of renewable energy is planned to be at the highest level possible. In Germany, for example, there is a village called win de bio-energy village, which produce the energy from crops and livestock excretions 9,000 tons per year, and achieve energy self-sufficiency....   [tags: government, biofuel, greenhouse gas]

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Human´s Impact on Global Climate Change

- ... Human activities contribute to climate change by causing changes in the earth’s atmosphere in the amounts of greenhouse gases, aerosols, and cloudiness. Good changes to earth’s system to global climate change temperature depends on the balancing act between energy entering and leaving the planet's system. When incoming energy from the sun is absorbed by earth’s system, the earth can get warm. When suns energy is reflecting back into space, earth avoids warming, when energy is released back into space, earth cools down....   [tags: greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide]

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Factory Farming Is A System Of Livestock

- ... Farmers clear forests in order to make room for the acres of soy and corn plantation needed to feed the thousands of farm animals kept in livestock facilities. Rather than allowing cattle to feed off of the pasture, farmers feed the livestock the crops grown to enable them to gain weight quickly. Although the farm animals aren’t roaming the pasture, tons of land is still being used to feed the livestock in factory farms and some of that land is even turned into waste lagoons. The world is being destroyed by the effects of deforestation....   [tags: Livestock, Agriculture, Greenhouse gas]

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Is Global Warming Really Happening?

- Global Warming, is a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth’s atmosphere, that may result from the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide and other pollutants. Science is a systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observational experimentation. Science is quite the popular phenomenon. People think that global warming is happening because of the deaths of thousands of animals and also that the temperature has risen the past one hundred years....   [tags: christian, atmosphere, greenhouse effect]

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Animals are Disappearing Due to Our Rising Temperatures

- Animals are disappearing because of warming temperatures and fast melting ice in the Arctic (Arrandale). Polar bears are an example of a species on the verge of extinction because of climate changes. According to Arrandale biologist believe that two- thirds of the Northern Hemisphere’s estimated 20,000 polar bears will disappear in the next 50 years. “As the sea goes, so goes the polar bears,” said Steven Amstrump, a biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (Arrandale). There are thousands of other plants and animals all over the world threatened by extinction everyday....   [tags: extinct, greenhouse, carbon dioxide]

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Global Warming Is a Universal Problem

- ... These factories and production lines produce dark smoke which gets blended with air and increments the measure of Co2 and many other dangerous gases. Global warming is specifically affecting on climbing ocean levels, the liquefying of ice tops and huge worldwide atmosphere changes Heat is needed to maintain warmness in earth atmosphere. Sun is the main source of heat energy for earth. Sun emits ultra-violet rays, furthermore most of the emitted heat of sun is reflected back by earth but some heat get trapped in earth atmosphere and that absorbed heat is used to warm earth surface....   [tags: climate, atmosphere, greenhouse]

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The Industrialization Of The Agricultural Trade

- The industrialization of the agricultural trade has resulted in massive increases of greenhouse gas emissions as well as particulate matter. The highest contributing air pollutant that comes from industrial farms is manure. As the manure decomposes in a lagoon, the air becomes polluted with various gases. Among these pollutants are: hydrogen sulfide, methane, ammonia, and carbon dioxide. For the most part, the gases cause harm to humans. Hydrogen sulfide results in skin, eye, and respiratory irritation, neurological and cardiac disorders, seizures, comas, and, in extreme cases, death....   [tags: Agriculture, Nitrogen, Greenhouse gas]

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The Environmental and Protection Agency

- Global warming is the quick increase in the Earth's average temperature through the effects of greenhouse gases, such as burning fossil fuels, carbon dioxide emissions or deforestation which are known to keep heat from potentially escaping the Earth. Collected carbon dioxide and other air pollutants in the atmosphere act similarly to a barrier, that traps the suns heat causing the planet to become warmer. Due to air pollution, it contributes to global warming and also effecting the air quality. Through the actions of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),the EPA is able to pursue in reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and improving our air quality....   [tags: global warming, greenhouse gases]

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An International Environmental Agreement : A Summary And Assessment Of The Success

- ... The agent in need of control is a pervasive byproduct of various industrial products and processes such as refrigeration, fire suppression, spray cans, and insulation foams (NOAA). There was also a problem of fairness amongst countries, particularly how developing countries ‘deserve’ do have more emissions, one that plagues the Kyoto Protocol till this day. Another major problem is the long-lasting nature of ozone-depleting substances, where numerous products can act as ‘banks,’ releasing the substance once it has been disposed of after years of usage (NOAA)....   [tags: Ozone depletion, Greenhouse gas]

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The Energy Consumption Is A Worldwide Problem

- ... Using all of these sources the U.S. puts out about 82 percent emissions of carbon dioxide, a very dangerous number to say the least. China, on the other hand, is the world’s most populous country with a fast-growing economy that has led it to be the largest energy consumer and producer in the world. Rapidly increasing energy demand, especially for petroleum and other liquids, has made China influential in world energy markets. (eia.gov) China’s primary energy consumption list consists of Coal, oil, hydroelectric power, natural gas, nuclear, and other renewables....   [tags: Greenhouse gas, Carbon dioxide]

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