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Global Warming

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Abstract
What is global warming? Global warming is the heating of the earth. Global warming happens when greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, water vapor, nitrous oxide, and methane trap heat and light from the sun in the atmosphere. This is known as the greenhouse effect. It prevents heat and light from escaping the earth’s atmosphere kind of like the earth is a giant greenhouse. Global warming is a good thing, but at the same time, can have devastating effects if not properly monitored and taken care of. Without global warming, the earth would freeze and life would not be able to survive on the planet. The rapid burning of fossil fuels is just one of the ways that causes the pace of global warming to dangerously increase. Another way is electrical pollution. If the planet becomes too hot, the polar ice caps may melt, causing Earth to become inhabitable. Another huge impact that global warming has is its impact on the ocean. Global warming can kill algae in the ocean and algae is a huge source of food to many species in the sea. The heating of the earth is a huge problem. Another problem is what is being done to prevent global warming? The human race does many things to make global warming a dangerous factor, changes in habits, and activities can greatly reduce in global warming. Another question asked is, what is the government doing to stop global warming? They have taken action and made an act called The Clean Air Act that is supposed to reduce global warming. I believe that scientific studies should attempt to make something that releases these gases so heat can escape and the Earth can cool down. Something needs to be done so the Earth is a safe place to live!

Introduction
Global warming is a world-wide problem. If it is not taken care of and carefully monitored, it can be devastating for life on Earth as a whole. Global warming is the heating of Earth. The heat that is generated from the sun travels to Earth and is then trapped by...