Global Warming

A big world problem

What is Global Warming?

  • Increase of Earth's temperature due to greenhouse gases
  • The increase of Carbon Dioxide in Earth's atmosphere

Facts of Global Warming

  • In the 1700's when industry came about, we began emitting more fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal into the atmosphere
  • Nine of the hottest years on record have occurred in the last 10 years!
  • The US is a huge emitter of these dangerous gases

What are Global Warming's dangers?

  • The US has cut back on global warming awareness efforts
  • We could be facing a mass extinction if the trend of the serious heat continues
  • Severe, unbearable droughts could be in the future if the temperature keeps rising

Sources

  • Biello, David. "Dangerous Global Warming Closer Than You think, Climate Scientists Say." Scientific American, The in-depth report 400 PPM. 4 Dec. 2013; 18 Sept. 2014 http://www.scientificamerican.com/
  • Union of Concerned Scientists. "Global Warming Effects Around the World" Climate Hot Map, Cambridge, 2011; http://www.climatehotmap.org/