Global Warming and the Threat to Earth Term Paper by The Research Group

Global Warming and the Threat to Earth
Discusses causes, greenhouse effect, debate over evidence, burning of fossil fuels, impact on plant and human life and predictions.
# 22511 | 1,800 words | 9 sources | 1995 | US

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"Global warming poses a serious threat to life on earth. Although scientists are unclear about the exact implications of global climate change, most experts agree that plant communities, tropical landscapes, wildlife habitat, sea levels, weather patterns, and human mortality would be negatively impacted. Despite these findings, industrialized nations are reluctant to curb their dependence on carbon-based fuels which contribute to an intensified greenhouse effect.

The greenhouse effect describes the accumulation of greenhouse gases which regulate the temperature on earth. A greenhouse gas is any molecule that absorbs radiation in the wavelength region at which the earth radiates heat to outer space. The greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, ozone (in the troposphere), and the ..."

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