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Name: Khanh Nguyen
Mr. Joseph Sue
ENGL 1213 Comp II
September 22, 2011
Global Warming.
Every year, the average temperature of the earth and ocean is increasing continuously. According to the statistics from state of climate, the combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for July 2011 was the seventh warmest on record, at 16.37°C (61.43°F), which is 0.57°C (1.03°F) above the 20th century average of 15.8°C (60.4°F) (“Global analysis”). Furthermore, increasing temperatures are causing ice to melt which makes the sea level rise. “Sea levels along China's coastline had risen 2.6 mm per year over the past three decades” Xinhua said (Blanchard). In China, the sea levels are rising over past 30 years contributed to a growing number of disasters along China’s coast. In addition, as climate change melts sea ice, the U.S. Geological Survey projects that two thirds of polar bears will disappear by 2050 (“Global warming…”). It is a fact that these consequences are caused by global warming. Many people believe in this statement, but many people around the world still refuse to accept the truth that human contribution is a main cause of these problems. They have been considering global warming issues as a part of climate changes because global warming is simply defined as an increasing in temperature and changing climate (US). However, they do not consider global warming as cause of greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases are gases that trap heat in the atmosphere. These greenhouse gasses such as carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides are directly caused by human burning fossil fuels, industrial, chemical fertilizers and deforestation activities. Some greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide occur naturally and are emitted to the atmosphere through natural processes and human activities. The principal greenhouse gases that enter the atmosphere because of human activities are Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4), Nitrous Oxide (N2O), and Fluorinated Gases. There is so...

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