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Global Warming By: Ashley Grimes

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Background Info. Global Warming is an increase in global average surface temperature due to natural or anthropogenic climate change. The global surface area increase 1.33 degrees Fahrenheit during the 20th century. The last 30 years has seen the highest surface temperatures recorded in history. Glaciers are melting rapidly Ocean temperatures have increased. Sea levels have risen almost one foot. The production and absorption of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in not in balance.

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Causes of Global Warming The release of methane gas from arctic tundra and wetlands

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Pollution is one of the biggest man made problems that leads to global warming. Burning fossil fuels Green house gas CO2 Mining coal and oil

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Population More food, more methane, more burning of fossil fuels Manure Transportation

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Effects of Global Warming Rise in sea level Increase of ocean temperature Decrease of snow cover

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Impact on Animals Birds laying eggs earlier Plants are flowering earlier Mammals are getting out of hibernation sooner

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Melting of ice in Greenland and Antarctica Increase in agriculture Water reservoirs drying up In humans, heat-related illnesses and increased breathing problems Chance of Malaria Extreme weather

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Personal Contribution to Global Warming I contribute to global warming by driving a car daily around campus and also driving home every other weekend. I also am part of the United States’ large population so I contribute to using more food, releasing more methane, and burning more fossil fuels.

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Solutions Invest in renewable energy Increase efficiency of cars Plant more trees