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Many of our daily activities affect the environment, from our consumption of natural resources to our disposal of household waste. One of the most important is our generation of carbon dioxide, a heat-trapping gas that is a significant contributor to climate change. Since the beginning of industrial times, there has been a marked increase in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, mainly as a result of human activities. For example, the burning of fossil fuels for home heating, transportation, and electricity production generates a large percentage of our personal carbon dioxide emissions.

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Date Of Record Release 2011-04-12 15:59:32
Description Many of our daily activities affect the environment, from our consumption of natural resources to our disposal of household waste. One of the most important is our generation of carbon dioxide, a heat-trapping gas that is a significant contributor to climate change. Since the beginning of industrial times, there has been a marked increase in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, mainly as a result of human activities. For example, the burning of fossil fuels for home heating, transportation, and electricity production generates a large percentage of our personal carbon dioxide emissions.
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Date Issued 2003
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Source Union of Concerned Scientists
Keyword Lesson plans
Selector Chiras
Date Of Record Creation 2008-07-15 15:00:04
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Date Last Modified 2011-04-12 15:59:43
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2011-04-12 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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