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What is Global Warming?

Based on the measurements that we have available to us since record keeping first began in 1880’s, the facts seem to bear out the conclusion that our world is getting warmer. This is the trend that we are referring to when we use the phrase ‘global warming.’ If you’ve heard of global warming but aren’t familiar with the details, this is a great place to get started. Empower yourself with basic building blocks of knowledge.  The first step in helping to save the environment is educating yourself:

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What are greenhouse gases?

And how do they get into our atmosphere? The gases ammonia, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane gas, and a class of gases collectively known as the chlorofluorocarbons, are all referred to as the greenhouse gases.  These are the damaging gases that are contained in the pollution coming out of our factories, as well as the exhaust coming out of our automobiles. And these gases together are primarily responsible for producing the effect referred to by scientists as the greenhouse effect:

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Global Warming or Climate Change?

It happens on websites, blogs, and books. And on this site the terms global warming and climate change are used very interchangeably as well. But what is the actual difference between these terms? In moving forward there is a difference that you should at be aware of. What do we mean when we use these different words? Global warming and climate change. Cause and effect.

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What is Deforestation?

Forests cover more than 30 percent of the land area on our planet.  They help people thrive by purifying the air we breath and the water we drink, and they provide a home to a large percentage of our terrestrial biodiversity, providing habitat for a vast array of trees, plants, animals, and insects. Forests also play a critical role in preventing climate change because they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. What are the principle causes of deforestation and its impacts? How is deforestation related to the global warming?

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Agriculture & Climate Change.

The process of removing trees to create farmland, whether for growing crops, or for grazing cattle, not only removes the vegetation we need to offset climate change, it can actually contribute damaging greenhouse gases to the environment. This section discusses modern-day agriculture and it’s role in encouraging deforestation, climate change, and a loss of biodiversity.

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Global Habitat Destruction

Habitat destruction is happening slowly in the world around us.  And it’s happening in so many ways, large and small. The term is a reference to all the different ways we are polluting our land, and water, and atmosphere, and how these individual impacts add up to one big impact, and damage our habitat on a global scale. Yes, it is real. And as individuals we can do something about it!

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What’s Trending?

Learn more about the things you can do to help stop global warming and save the environment in this new section dedicated to environmental issues guest posting.  Take a moment to browse these contributions from guest writers on environmental issues and concerns.

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