Global Warming 101

What is global warming? Think of a blanket, covering the Earth. When CO2 and other heat-trapping emissions are released into the air, they act like a blanket, holding heat in our atmosphere and warming the planet. Overloading our atmosphere with carbon has far-reaching effects for people all around the world—more extreme storms, more severe droughts, deadly heat waves, rising sea levels, and more acidic oceans, which can affect the very base of the food chain.

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What is global warming? Think of a blanket, covering the Earth. When CO2 and other heat-trapping emissions are released into the air, they act like a blanket, holding heat in our atmosphere and warming the planet. Overloading our atmosphere with carbon has far-reaching effects for people all around the world—more extreme storms, more severe droughts, deadly heat waves, rising sea levels, and more acidic oceans, which can affect the very base of the food chain.

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Keyword Global warming, Food supply, Water supply, Health, National security, Human needs, Economic well-being, Heat-trapping emissions, Agriculture, Food
Date Of Record Creation 2019-01-26 19:50:21
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Date Last Modified 3/24/2011 17:58
Language English
Date Record Checked: 3/24/2011 0:00 (W3C-DTF)

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