TITLE

Global Warming: An Overview

AUTHOR(S)
Driscoll, Sally Flynn
PUB. DATE
December 2017
SOURCE
Points of View: Global Warming;12/31/2017, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Global warming refers to the increase in the earth's average temperature that occurs naturally or, as theorized in recent years, is induced by human activity. Most discussions on global warming today cite a correlation between an increase in global temperature and the increase in carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane, and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in the atmosphere. Human activity increases the amount of these gases in the atmosphere and, as a result of the greenhouse effect, increases the earth's temperature. As the earth's temperature rises, glaciers melt, ocean levels rise, and unusual weather patterns occur. Scientists warn of the loss of ecosystems and the endangerment of human lives and communities as a result of climate change.
ACCESSION #
23253610

 

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