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what is the difference between global warming and the greehouse effect

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What is the Difference between global warming and the greenhouse effect? Global Warming What causes global warming? Global warming is caused by the increases in the amount of carbon dioxide and other gases being released into the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuels. These gases add to the natural greenhouse effect causing global temperatures to rise. Global warming was once an uncommon term used by a few scientists who were growing concerned over the effects of decades of pollution on long-term weather patterns. Today, the idea of global warming is well known, if not well understood. It is not unusual to hear someone complaining about a hot day or a freak storm and remark, "It's global warming." ...read more.

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These scientists say that the Earth is more resistant to climate changes on this scale than we think. Plants and animals will adapt to subtle shifts in weather patterns, and it is unlikely anything catastrophic will happen as a result of global warming. Slightly longer growing seasons, changes in precipitation levels and stronger weather, in their opinion, are not generally disastrous. They also argue that the economic damage caused by cutting down on the emission of greenhouse gases will be far more damaging to humans than any of the effects of global warming. The Greenhouse Effect The greenhouse effect happens because of certain naturally occurring substances in the atmosphere. Unfortunately, since the Industrial Revolution, humans have been pouring huge amounts of those substances into the air. The greenhouse effect is a natural warming process. Carbon dioxide (CO2) ...read more.

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This results in an accumulation of energy, and the overall warming of the atmosphere. The 'greenhouse effect' is the popular expression for the above process. Global warming and climate change result from the greenhouse effect. The consequences of global warming and climate change could well include: * the eradication of entire ecosystems * increased frequency and intensity of storms, hurricanes, floods and droughts * melting glaciers and polar ice * rising sea levels resulting in the permanent flooding of vast areas of heavily * increased frequency of forest fires * spread of tropical diseases due to insect proliferation The differences between them... Global warming is the overall title for all pollution emitted into the air causing a change to our climate and environment. The Greenhouse effect is on process by which our atmosphere is warming up. Both are very closely linked and of ever increasing concern. ?? ?? ?? ?? Sam Luxton 10ne 1 ...read more.

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