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Global Warming;Climate of Fear

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Global WArming


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Global Warming

Climate of fear

Introduction

Have you ever wondered what global warming is? Global warming is a very important issue and there are many people who advocate for global warming to end. Global warming is when the Earth heats up, and the temperature rises. It happens when gases like carbon dioxide, water vapor, nitrous oxide and methane stop heat and light from the sun in the Earth's atmosphere. This causes the temperature of the Earth to increase. That is the huge effect on many people, animals, and plants. Most of the listed items will die because of global warming. ( http://library.thinkquest.org/)

Did you ever hear about something called the greenhouse effect? The atmosphere has a lot of

Gases like carbon dioxide, water vapor, nitrous oxide and methane trap the heat that is coming

From the earth which eventually make the planet colder. There is a lot so an Enhanced

Greenhouse effect. Some activities by man make greenhouse gases, for example burning Fossil

Fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) release Co2 into the atmosphere. Cutting down and burning

Trees also produce a lot of Co2.

(http://www.clean-air-kids.org.uk/)

Do you know the history of Global warming? It all started when people moved into the river

valleys of Africa, Western Asia, and Central Asia around 3000 B.C.; because the world was

getting older and they had to move where there was enough water. All the people crowded

together in those valleys created the world's first cities and governments.

But the world continued to get warmer. By about 2000 BC, it was so warm that even in the river

valleys, there really wasn't enough water to keep the civilization going. In some places, like the

Indus valley in Pakistan, the cities were gradually abandoned. Probably a lot of people starved to

death, and the rest moved up into the hills where it was cooler and rained more. In Egypt, this

warming may have caused the First Intermediate Period.

(http://www.historyforkids.org/)

(Global warming is affecting the world really fast)

Do you know the effects on earth? The effects could be enormous. Relative to the busy pace of

Your daily life, global warming is a slow-moving problem. But that does not mean you should

Wait and see what happens. If we wait, we may be creating an unsolvable problem, an

Unstoppable climate shift that could have reflect impacts in years to come.

The majority of effects will be devastating to human and animal populations. An insecure food

Supply, increased frequency and intensity of storms, and rapidly rising sea levels are just a

Handful of the possible effects you will see in coming years. But it isn't too late. You can even

Take action right now to help stop global warming! Sea level can also rise 7-24 inches that most

of Manhattan Island and all of Long Island. What we can do now to prevent global warming is to

Replace ordinary light bulbs with florescent light bulbs, take a shower than a bath, we can also

use cold water instead of hot water, plant a tree, and eat less meat.

Do you think there are going to be consequences in the future if we don't stop global warming

Now? Yes because, if global warming continues their will be a huge hole in the atmosphere

That will release Co2 and Greenhouse gases into space. That will make the earth very cold, sea

level will raise 7-24 inches if that continues the earth will flood. Their would not be a north pole

any more because all the ice glaziers will melt.

Glossary

Global Warming-(noun) the increase of Earths temperature that changes the climate.

Carbon Dioxide-(noun) a colorless, odorless, incombustible gas, CO2 , present in the atmosphere and formed during respiration, usually obtained from coal, coke, or natural gas by combustion, from carbohydrates by fermentation, by reaction of acid with limestone or other carbonates, or naturally from springs: used extensively in industry as dry ice, or carbon dioxide snow, in carbonated beverages, fire extinguishers, etc.

Water Vapor-(noun) dispersion, in air, of molecules of water, especially as produced by evaporation at ambient temperatures rather than by boiling. Compare steam

Nitrous Oxide-(noun) a colorless, sweet-smelling, sweet-tasting, nonflammable, slightly water-soluble gas, N2O that sometimes produces a feeling of exhilaration when inhaled

Methane-(noun) a colorless, odorless, flammable gas, CH4, the main constituent of marsh gas and the firedamp of coal mines, obtained commercially from natural gas: the first member of the methane, or alkane, series of hydrocarbons.

Florescent-(noun) the act, state, or period of flowering; bloom.

Definitions from http://www.dictionary.com/

Interesting Facts about Global Warming

§ Your food is harmed and made more expensive by earlier thaws and later freezes. Thaw and freeze dates are occurring a week earlier and later than they did 150 years ago.[1] This affects our society's agriculture by potentially damaging the food supply, making crops pricier, and even making global warming worse.[2]

§ The U.S. will turn into a dustbowl as the agricultural belt moves northward into Canada.[3]Global warming is happening faster at northern latitudes, so these areas will have longer growing seasons in the future as places like the American Midwest become too hot and dry to grow as many crops.

§ Catastrophic hurricanes are more likely to hit your home. Between 1970 and 2004, the number of category 4 and 5 hurricanes worldwide has nearly doubled.[4] In the 2000s, there were as many dangerous category 5 hurricanes as the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s combined.

§ You will suffer from a longer, more intense allergy season than before. Research has shown that the higher carbon dioxide levels in the air, plus the warmer temperatures, force plants to bloom earlier and produce more pollen.

§ You may not have enough water to drink. In the western U.S., mountain snowpacks provide up to 75% of the water supply.[5] Huge cities like Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Denver totally depend on this snow, and as global warming gets worse, the existing snow will melt and less new snow will be falling.

§ Deadly smallpox could re-emerge as permafrost melts. This layer of permanently frozen soil beneath the ground's surface is thawing. Not only could this destroy buildings and railroad tracks, but as the ground thaws, corpses buried long ago could get discovered and end up infecting you with a devastating disease.[6]

§ [1] Warming Trend Seen In Late Freeze, Early Thaw

http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/20000811002312data_trunc_sys.shtml

§ [2] Early spring thaw could affect your groceries

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/23593319#.TssPcbKBrqE

§ [3] Animal DNA Changing with Climate, Study Finds

http://www.livescience.com/10529-animal-dna-changing-climate-study-finds.html

§ [4] Number of Category 4 and 5 Hurricanes Has Doubled Over the Past 35 Years

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=104428

§ [5] Snowy Winter for Western U.S.

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/view.php?old=200102024478

§ [6] Climate Threat: Thawing Tundra Releases Infected Corpses

http://www.livescience.com/2403-climate-threat-thawing-tundra-releases-infected-corpses.html

Resources

§ Warming Trend Seen In Late Freeze, Early Thaw

http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/20000811002312data_trunc_sys.shtml

§ Early spring thaw could affect your groceries

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/23593319#.TssPcbKBrqE

§ Animal DNA Changing with Climate, Study Finds

http://www.livescience.com/10529-animal-dna-changing-climate-study-finds.html

§ Number of Category 4 and 5 Hurricanes Has Doubled Over the Past 35 Years

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=104428

§ Snowy Winter for Western U.S.

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/view.php?old=200102024478

§ Climate Threat: Thawing Tundra Releases Infected Corpses

http://www.livescience.com/2403-climate-threat-thawing-tundra-releases-infected-corpses.html

Author's page

Gurjoban Singh is a 12 year old student in junior high school 157. He wants to learn and advise people to learn about the effects of global warming. Global warming is a world wide issue. He wants to prevent global warming, because, sea level may rise 7-24 inches. That is most of Manhattan Island and all of Long Island. He feels that the past will reflect on the future because harmful gases can extinct the human race. Global warming is effecting humans everyday because of harmful levels of Co2 gas. He thinks Co2 and greenhouse effect is the most harmful the atmosphere because, those gases are making holes in the ozone layer. He wants people to jump in and help stop global warming because it is effecting you and your peers. If Co2 or green house gases get out of the earths atmosphere the earth will get really colder. The first Industrial Revolution, coal, railroads, and land clearing speed up the green house effect. Gurjoban Singh want the reader to gain more knowledge on this topic.

( sea level raising and flood the city)

Table of contents

Front Cover…………………….…………………………………………….…………………..1

Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………2

History………………………………………………………………………………………...…..3

Effects on Earth…………………………………………………………………..………………4

Consequences in the future…………………………………………………….………………..4

What can we do about the topic now…………………………………………….……………..4

Glossary………………………………………………………………...…………..…………….5

Interesting Facts…………………………………………………………………..……………...6

Resources/Bibliography………………………………………………………………………….7

Authors page………………………………….……………………………………………….…8

Table of Contents………………………………………………………………………………...9

Back Cover……………………………………………………………...………………………10

Global Warming; Climate of Fear

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