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59.2 Global Warming and Climate Change
In most developed countries, energy is the largest component of land use.
We need three Earths to get the resources we need.
People in less developed countries use less resources.
Pollution is thought to contribute to climate change on a global scale.
The radiation is back to Earth.
Predict how climate change will affect species distribution.
The green human activities contribute to global warming.
Life on Earth is dependent on the impact house effect.
The current average is +15degC.
Because of global warming, less than 1% of the total ocean currents and the circulation of the atmosphere are affected by water vapor.
Carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and colder winters can be experienced by the four most after water vapor.
Ecologists are concerned that human activities will increase if they explore how Earth's atmosphere acts like a greenhouse, trapping heat inside.
The elevation of the Earth's surface temperature is understood.
Ecologists are better able to predict the effects of fossil fuels on the environment.
Fossil fuels such as oil, coal, and natural gas are high in carbon dioxide, which is a greenhouse gas, and can be released into the atmosphere when burned.
Changes in the distribution of species can be seen in the atmospheric concentrations of most greenhouse gases.
The sun is higher in a greenhouse.
An analysis of air trapped in glaciers shows that light can penetrate the glass and heat the plants inside.
Since 1957, air samples have been collected from the Earth's warmed surface into the atmosphere at a relatively unpolluted site in Hawaii.
Warming potential per unit of gas is relative absorption.
The two hemispheres of Earth have different types of oscillations.
The Southern Hemisphere has less land area than the Northern Hemisphere.
The warming that ended the last Ice Age is comparable to this increase in temperature.
Sea levels are affected by global warming due to the melting of glaciers.
Sea levels are expected to rise by about 50 cm.
It takes a long time for ice to melt.
The increase melt has been caused by increases in the burning of fossil fuels.
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