Ramiro Olguin Essay

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Ramiro Olguin Prof. Pamela Herring English 1302 September 10, 2013
Air Pollution Air pollution has become an issue to our environment endangering our ecosystem as well as our health. Dark clouds of dangerous gas hanging over major cities are a form of air pollution. There are unique kinds of pollution some can be seen over the atmosphere yet others are invisible. The introduction of any substance by a human being may have damaging effects on living organisms. Fossil fuels play a huge role in our everyday life, without them we would be in the Stone Age. Fossil fuels are used on power plants, these power plants burn fossil fuels producing large amounts of air pollution. In everyday life a human emits carbon dioxide by breathing. Others human activities like driving a car, flying planes and power plants involve the burning of fossil fuels. While these forms of air pollution affect the atmosphere, the main problem today is carbon dioxide. (1) Carbon dioxide, a green house gas, is the main pollutant that is warming Earth. (2) In the past 150 years, such activities have pumped enough carbon dioxide into the atmosphere to raise its levels higher than they have been for hundreds of thousands of years. Excess of carbon dioxide is considered a [pollutant because it leads to adverse effects on the environment. The higher concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is likely to increase the temperature of the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide does not harm us directly, but instead it causes green house effect which causes global warming. Global warming leads to