Global Warming!<br />By: Briana & Shannon <3<br />
Greenhouse Gases/Climate Change/Global Warming, Related?<br />All have to do with heating and cooling of the Earth<br />Al...
Primary Causes<br />Increase in greenhouse gases, which traps heat in the atmosphere<br />Humans are burning more fossil f...
Possible Consequences<br />Rising sea levels<br />Melting arctic sea ice<br />Warm winters<br />Rising ocean temperatures<...
Impact on Economy<br />Polar caps melts along the Northwest Passage which makes for cheaper shipping costs<br />Longer sum...
Ways We Can Fight It<br />Let your representatives in Congress know you support federal action to reduce greenhouse gas em...
Basic Arguments Against It<br />Most scientists do not believe human activities threaten to disrupt the Earth’s climate.<b...
Personal Opinions<br />We believe that there is no global warming trend forming and that it will not affect human life on ...
Sources <br />http://environment.about.com/od/globalwarming/a/greenhouse.htm<br />http://www.ecy.wa.gov/climatechange/what...
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Global warming!

  1. 1. Global Warming!<br />By: Briana & Shannon <3<br />
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  3. 3. Greenhouse Gases/Climate Change/Global Warming, Related?<br />All have to do with heating and cooling of the Earth<br />All happening right now<br />Burning fossil fuels pours out greenhouse gases at a life-threatening rate and causing global warming<br />
  4. 4. Primary Causes<br />Increase in greenhouse gases, which traps heat in the atmosphere<br />Humans are burning more fossil fuels<br />
  5. 5. Possible Consequences<br />Rising sea levels<br />Melting arctic sea ice<br />Warm winters<br />Rising ocean temperatures<br />Severe weather<br />
  6. 6. Impact on Economy<br />Polar caps melts along the Northwest Passage which makes for cheaper shipping costs<br />Longer summers led to an increase in allergy season and increased health care costs for people with asthma and allergies<br />Global warming increases the size and frequency of hurricanes, which means more money is needed to pay to fix the hurricane damage<br />Some people invest a lot of money in stopping global warming<br />
  7. 7. Ways We Can Fight It<br />Let your representatives in Congress know you support federal action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions<br />Turn down the AC when you leave the house<br />If you're not into getting a "recycled" appliance, buy one with the Energy Star label<br />Put in compact fluorescent bulbs<br />Plug chargers into power strips with an on/off switch. A power strip in the off mode uses zero juice. <br />Cool your home by planting a tree where the sun hits most directly.<br />Buy in bulk.<br />Use a ceiling fan for cooling a room.<br />Buy "recycled."<br />Don't use hot water when cold water would work too.<br />
  8. 8. Basic Arguments Against It<br />Most scientists do not believe human activities threaten to disrupt the Earth’s climate.<br />Our most reliable sources of temperature data show no global warming trend.<br />Global climate computer models are too crude to predict future climate changes.<br />The IPCC did not prove that human activities are causing global warming.<br />A modest amount of global warming, should it occur, would be beneficial to the natural world and to human civilization.<br />Efforts to quickly reduce human greenhouse gas emissions would be costly and would not stop Earth’s climate from changing.<br />Efforts by state governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are even more expensive and threaten to bust state budgets.<br />The best strategy to pursue is “no regrets.”<br />
  9. 9. Personal Opinions<br />We believe that there is no global warming trend forming and that it will not affect human life on Earth. There are just a lot of myths about global warming but majority aren’t true. We also do not believe that humans are causing global warming.<br />
  10. 10. Sources <br />http://environment.about.com/od/globalwarming/a/greenhouse.htm<br />http://www.ecy.wa.gov/climatechange/whatis.htm<br />http://www.answers.com/topic/global-warming<br />http://www.global-greenhouse-warming.com/<br />http://www.ehow.com/info_8314657_primary-causes-global-warming.html<br />http://www.enviroliteracy.org/article.php/1334.html<br />http://useconomy.about.com/b/2008/04/21/how-does-global-warming-impact-the-us-economy.htm<br />http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/070717/17warming.htm<br />http://www.aproundtable.org/tps30info/globalwarmup.html<br />Pictures: Google Images.<br />

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