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Global Warming - Increase in Greenhouse Gases

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Global warming is the gradual increase of the temperature of the earth's lower atmosphere as a result of the increase in greenhouse gases since the Industrial Revolution. Global warming consist of the Earth's average temperature climbing, winds and ocean currents moving heat around the globe in ways that can cool some areas, warm others, and change the amount of rain and snow falling. As a result, the climate changes differently in different areas.

Based on a study commissioned by the United Nations, global warming is projected to increase the average temperature by 3.5 degrees over the next century. According to the IPCC (Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change) the likely result would be that sea levels would rise by between 0.09 and 0.88 meters. While lots of the experts disagree on the details, even if the entire Greenland Ice Sheet melted and West Antarctic Ice Sheet fell into the sea, its projected that the sea level would rise roughly 10 meters.

While this would definitely cause big problems, especially in low lying coastal areas, I do not believe it is possible that it would flood the rest of the world. I do understand that this is a big issue that should not be ignored, but I think scientist spend way too much time debating over the issue. There is no actual way to completely stop global warming.

Global warming is the gradual increase of the temperature of the earth's lower atmosphere as a result of the increase in greenhouse gases since the Industrial Revolution. Global warming consist of the Earth's average temperature climbing, winds and ocean currents moving heat around the globe in ways that can cool some areas, warm others, and change the amount of rain and snow falling. As a result, the climate changes differently in different areas.

Based on a study commissioned by the United Nations, global warming is projected to increase the average temperature by 3.5 degrees over the next century. According

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