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The Effects of Global Warming


Global temperatures are on the rise. Many scientists and ecosystem experts believe that the gases from many activities (mainly the burning of fuels) released into the atmosphere are making earth a warmer place. Gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide have heat-trapping abilities, holding in more and more of the sun's heat as they increase.
Sun and Clouds: Important Parts of Global Warming

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Here's a picture of some clouds at sunset. Even though they look extremely faraway, humans are changing their chemical make-up and causing the phenomenon called Global Warming.

Global Warming Resources

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Global Warming Site Learn about Global Warming from government experts.
What will Global Warming do to the Earth's Climate?

Well, for one thing, it'll make it warmer! The global temperature has risen a little more than one degree Fahrenheit since the 1800s. That doesn't sound like much, but that small change in temperature can have a big effect. Warmer temperatures are currently melting the polar ice caps. This will, in turn, raise the earth's sea level, which will then cause the land masses above water to shrink.
More Clouds

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Here's another picture of the clouds. They really are as fragile as they look.

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