Global Warming in France

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With a population of over 55 ½ million, global warming affects many of the French. Their primary religion is Roman Catholic and the entire country speaks only French. France has a republican government, which has been headed by the President Jacques Chirac since 1995. Their government is much like our own with a executive, legislative, and judicial branch. France is in the middle of shift, from an economy that featured widespread government ownership to one that relies more on a market system. The government still remains dominant in some sectors, particularly power, public transportation, and national defense. The telecommunications sector is gradually being opened to competition. France's leaders remain committed to a capitalism in which they maintain social equity by mean of laws, taxes, and social spending that reduces income disparity. The government has done little to cut unemployment and retirement benefits that impose a heavy tax burden and discourage much hiring. It has also shied from measures that would dramatically increase the use of stock options and retirement investment plans; such measures would boost the stock market and Information technology firms as well. Global warming and Greenhouse effect overview

The greenhouse effect and global warming are issues that are talked about by geologists all the time. The greenhouse effect is a natural process that keeps the earth at temperatures that are livable. Energy from the sun warms the earth when its heat rays are absorbed by greenhouse gasses and become trapped in the atmosphere. Some of the most common greenhouse gasses are water vapor, carbon dioxide, and methane. If there were no greenhouse gasses, very few rays would be absorbed and the earth would be extremely cold. When too many rays are absorbed, the earth's atmosphere warms, leading to global warming. Global warming can lead to many problems that affect the environment in which we live. In order to talk about global warming,...
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