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  • Rise in Earths temperature

    By certain atmospheric gases

    That trap the Suns energy

  • Water vapor (H2O)Carbon dioxide (CO2)Nitrous oxide (N2O)Methane (CH4)

  • Heat would escape back into spaceEarths temperature would be 60F colderMakes Earth suitable for life

  • Trap heat from sunGlass lets in lightGlass keeps heat from escapingCauses greenhouse to heat up

  • Glass lets in lightGlass keeps heat from escapingCauses the car to heat up

  • Suns energy passes through atmosphere26% is reflected or scattered19% absorbed by clouds, gases, and particles4% reflected to space by surface 51% reaches the surface

  • Heating of the ground Melting of ice and snowEvaporation of waterPlant photosynthesis

  • Deforestation and agricultureBurning of fossil fuels, gasoline, oil Burning of wood and coalCFCsPopulation Growth

  • http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/earthguide/diagrams/greenhouse/

  • Global WarmingEndangered SpeciesClimate Change

  • Heat trapped inside EarthGeneral warming effect createdIncrease in air and ocean temperaturesVital issue in society

  • Greenhouse gases increase through human activityDeforestationUse of fertilizersBurning of organic matterBurning of fossil fuels

  • Climate changesChanges in wildlife adaptations and cyclesMelting of polar ice capsIncrease in sea levelFlooding in coastal areasOcean Acidification

  • Species becoming endangered/extinct Heavy droughtSpread of diseaseRise in tidesChange in weather patterns

  • Natural resources depletedNeed balance between environment and industryGreenhouse gas emissions reduced by 80%

  • ReforestationPersonal ActionsClimate Policy

  • Answer the following questionsDescribe the greenhouse effectList the possible causes of greenhouse effectList the possible causes of global warmingList the consequences of global warming

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