Global Warming Essay

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Global Warming Real or Fake? Global warming is the slow increase of the temperature of Earth’s atmosphere. It is caused by the greenhouse effect which is caused by the increasing levels of carbon dioxide, CFCs, and other pollutants. Another thing that is causing global warming is methane from agriculture and animals. Also the increase of chemical fertilizers contributes to global warming. Chemical fertilizers are nitrogen rich. Nitrogen oxides have 300 more times the heat trapping capacity of carbon oxide per one unit. The effect of global warming causes rises in sea levels. With the ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica melting sea levels are predicted to rise worldwide according to scientists. Another effect of global warming is that tropical storms are becoming more severe. Since 1981 the strongest tropical storm winds have increased significantly. This is thought to not be stopping and is caused by rising ocean temperatures. According to NASA’s institute for Space Studies the average temperature has increased by 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit. (0.8 degrees Celsius). According to many different climate studies the past two decades have been the hottest in 400 years. The most effects have been felt in the Arctic. The areas like Alaska, western Canada, and eastern Russia’s average temperatures have risen at twice the global average. The rapid disappearing of the Arctic ice causes speculation that the area may have a completely ice free summer by 2040. Another thing we have seen that supports that global warming exists is that the glaciers in Montana’s Glacier National Park has only 27 glaciers compared to in 1910 when it had 150. The burning of fossils fuels and industrial factories produces more amounts of carbon dioxide than the ocean and plants can absorb. This excess carbon dioxide stays in the atmosphere causing the Earth to heat up much more than it