Global Warming Facts

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Global warming is defined as the increase of Earth's average surface temperature due to greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide emissions of the burning fossil fuels. All trap heat causing the Earth to warm. (Photo Credit: NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)
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Did you know that there is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today than at any point in the last 800,000 years!? (Photo Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
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The U.S. emits approximately 6 billion tons of carbon dioxide every year! (Photo Credit: MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)
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The NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) has proposed the Clean Air Act which would cut power plant emissions by 26 percent over the course of the next several years. (Photo Credit: JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)
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As a result of global warming, we here on planet earth are seeing more drought, severe hurricanes, massive fires and polar caps melting. (Photo Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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The 20th century's last two decades were the hottest in 400 years! (Photo Credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
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The hottest decade spanned from 2000-2009. During this period, the temperature was a degree hotter than in 1970. (Photo Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Approximately 75% of the annual increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide is due to the burning of fossil fuels. (Photo Credit: Lars Baron/Getty Images)
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One way to reduce global warming is to reduce waste by choosing reusable products instead of disposables. (Photo Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
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Another way to reduce global warming is to plant trees. We all know they emit oxygen while we emit carbon dioxide. (Photo Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
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