Global Warming

Global Warming - the world is heating up.

Because of natural and engineered gases omitted in the atmosphere the ozone layer of our planet is diminishing. the ozone layer protects us from the powerful sun light that hits us. since that protection is leaving us, the planet is heating up due to more rays of light breaking through. Global warming also known as climate crisis is a serious issue that deals with the average measured temperature. Global warming is an effect in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate. There are many effects caused by global warming.external image istockphoto_2941016_global_warming.jpg

Global Warming is a serious crisis right now. Not a lot of people are taking any notice to whats going on around them. People take for granted to the things they have and don't take care of the Earth. Global Warming is a global issue that involves everything and everyone. The main reason for global warming is something that is called the Greenhouse effect, which is when a gas called CO2 or also known as carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere and with that the suns rays can't escape causing the Earth to warm up. One major affect is that natural disasters will worsen such as hurricanes and droughts will become deadly. If people don't react soon and take action the world will suffer. Some things that people are doing are looking for energy substitutes such hydro power and wind power for cleaner energy instead of using fossil fuels.


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Former United States vice president Al Gore brought the issue and the threat of Global Warming to a larger audience, with the film An Inconvenient Truth in 2006. The film emphasizes the threat of the horrible world we could live in if we don't take action, but encourages people to take action by making small changes in their everyday lives.

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Global warming is a growing problem that in the future will affect us in many ways. The world is heating up and the arctic ice is melting and the water levels are rising. Many of the world coats will sink in as well as other small islands. Animals are also being affected like polar bears because the land they stand on is disappearing so they have to swim further distances and when they no longer can keep up they drown. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/12/1206_041206_global_warming.html It is said that if global warming is left unattended and not taken seriously, then the climate will get to such a point that there will many species of animals dying out and some species thriving. One particular example of this is the polar bear. If you click on polar bear it will show you ways you can help try to solve this very important problem.
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After days of swimming, this polar is trying to stay on an ice chunk away from the icy waters of the Arctic.

Global warming had been a very important issue for everyone on this planet in recent years. Pollution and green house gasses are one of the biggest contributors to global warming. The effects of global warming in the future can become very harmful not only to our animals and evniornment but also to us. Governers from all around the world have been uniting in showing that they want to make changes and they want to do it as one by coming together to make solutions........here is a link of governer SCHWORTZINAGER who is looking to make a change.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iMYGz51DMfI3b3W-En-7-55su38gD94ICFS02




Global Warming Fast Facts

National Geographic News
Updated June 14, 2007
Global warming, or climate change, is a subject that shows no sign of cooling down.
Here's the lowdown on why it's happening, what's causing it, and how it might change the planet.

Is It Happening?
Yes. Earth is already showing many signs of worldwide climate change.
• Average temperatures have climbed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degree Celsius) around the world since 1880, much of this in recent decades, according to NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
• The rate of warming is increasing. The 20th century's last two decades were the hottest in 400 years and possibly the warmest for several millennia, according to a number of climate studies. And the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that 11 of the past 12 years are among the dozen warmest since 1850.
• The Arctic is feeling the effects the most. Average temperatures in Alaska, western Canada, and eastern Russia have risen at twice the global average, according to the multinational Arctic Climate Impact Assessment report compiled between 2000 and 2004.
• Arctic ice is rapidly disappearing, and the region may have its first completely ice-free summer by 2040 or earlier. Polar bears and indigenous cultures are already suffering from the sea-ice loss.
• Glaciers and mountain snows are rapidly melting—for example, Montana's Glacier National Park now has only 27 glaciers, versus 150 in 1910. In the Northern Hemisphere, thaws also come a week earlier in spring and freezes begin a week later.
• Coral reefs, which are highly sensitive to small changes in water temperature, suffered the worst bleaching—or die-off in response to stress—ever recorded in 1998, with some areas seeing bleach rates of 70 percent. Experts expect these sorts of events to increase in frequency and intensity in the next 50 years as sea temperatures rise.
• An upsurge in the amount of extreme weather events, such as wildfires, heat waves, and strong tropical storms, is also attributed in part to climate change by some experts.


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This is the cause of global warming. The earths polar ice capsoles are melting cause of global warming witch will one day flood the earth and kill all land creatures in the world even humans and sea creatures will take our place as the dominante species of the planet. The causes of global warming are also causing polution.



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Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation.

Global warming is when the temperature of the earth rises highly because of the green house gasses that are produced. These green house gasses are produced by factories. Global Warming also occurs when to much electricity is being wasted. ist2_2941016-global-warming.jpg

global warming is a globe wide problem that right now is affecting the people of earth. With the heat the ice in the artic melts making the water levels rise to such a scary degree that some coasts and islands are in danger of flooding. Global warming is killing of polar bears asweel as penguins who are left without land to stand so they drown.
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