Global Warming

By Navya Sharma

Definition

An increase in the earth's atmospheric and oceanic temperatures widely predicted to occur due to an increase in the greenhouse effect resulting especially from pollution.

~ Merriam Webster

The Green House Effect

The sun sends radiation to earth. It goes through the atmosphere. The atmosphere is layer of gasses which surround the earth. The rays of radiation are either absorbed or reflected by earth. When the rays hit earth they produce light and heat. Then infrared rays are produced by earth and shot back into space. "Infrared rays are given off by hot objects and warm any object they hit" - How Stuff Works. Some of those rays get trapped by greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere and go back down to earth, therefore making the temperature of the planet rise.

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Causes

• cars that run on gasoline

• electricity

• garbage disposal - landfill or incineration

• deforestation

• oil sands

• burning fossil fuels

• power plants

• factories


.........and many more

Impacts

• climate change - hurricanes, floods, ice melting, droughts, heat waves, etc.

- with the ice melting many animals lose their habitats

• it may increase smog pollution causing people to get allergies and asthma

• disease carrying mosquitos migrate and infect people


.......again many more

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

• join programs and companies which are against global warming

• use eco-friendly appliances at home and in buildings

• use eco-friendly ways of transportation such as hybrid cars or riding your bike and walking

• use less electricity

• reduce, reuse, recycle


........and there are MANY MORE ways to contribute

HELP TODAY AND BUILD A BETTER FUTURE TOMRROW!