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Nick and stephen 2

  1. 1. Climate Change: What are the causes?<br />By: Stephen Sullivan and Nick Waibel<br />
  2. 2. Global Warming, Greenhouse effect, and climate change.<br />short wavelengths of visible light from the sun pass through a transparent medium<br />longer infrared wavelengths cannot pass through that same medium <br />the trapping of the long wavelengths causes a higher temperature<br />Carbon dioxide and other air pollution that collects in the atmosphere like a blanket causes global warming.<br />
  3. 3. How are the greenhouse effect, climate change, and global warming alike?<br />All of these effects cause the earth to heat more rapidly except climate change witch is actually just the effect from the greenhouse effect and global warming<br />
  4. 4. Primary Cause of Global Warming?<br />The burning of fossil fuels. <br />Deforestation. <br />decrease in methane. <br />Increase in  carbon dioxide.<br />
  5. 5. Consequences of global warming.<br />increased wildfires<br /> severe dust storms<br /> wild floods<br /> winter seasons shortened<br /> 20,000 deaths in Europe<br /> 1,500 deaths in India<br />ice caps are melting at a rate of 9 percent per decade<br />
  6. 6. How is global warming impacting the economy?<br />Shorter winters result in more pests not dying of such as he pine bark beetle which kills millions of trees<br /> more forest fires cause more money to be lost<br /> the dead trees burn easier then the live ones<br /> longer summers mean a longer allergy season which results in more money for health car for those with asthma and allergy sufferers<br />
  7. 7. Fighting Global Warming<br />Reduce your waste amounts. <br />Recycle all recyclable. <br />Use the new eco-friendly light bulbs instead of the old ones.<br />Driving less, and car pooling.  <br />Don't use tons and tons of hot water.<br />
  8. 8. Arguments against global warming?<br />Skeptics go along with anything that is well supported with facts and they follow through with there beliefs<br /> Deniers believe that its all humans fault that global warming is in existence<br />
  9. 9. Opinions of global warming?<br />I believe that global warming is just a small portion of the humans fault <br />I believe scientists when they say that Earth is on a cycle of climate change<br />I think we should still continue to try and put an end to the global warming problem<br />
  10. 10. Links and Resources <br />http://www.nrdc.org/globalWarming/f101.asp?gclid=CKv11LyXz6sCFeE85Qod9WGJTw#1 <br />http://www.nrdc.org/globalWarming/f101.asp?gclid=CKv11LyXz6sCFeE85Qod9WGJTw#1<br /> http://solar-center.stanford.edu/sun-on-earth/glob-warm.html<br />http://environment.about.com/od/globalwarming/tp/globalwarmtips.htm<br />

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