Global Warming

Defined global warming and its effects
Defined global warming and its effects
While many organizations and governments use the term Global Warming, there is no universal definition for Global Warming. There is, however, a general understanding of what the term references. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, global warming is any increase in the average temperature…
Role of CO2 in global warming
Role of CO2 in global warming
What the science says Select a level Basic Intermediate Advanced An enhanced greenhouse effect from CO2 has been confirmed by multiple lines of empirical evidence. Predicting the Future Good scientific theories are said to have ‘predictive power’. In other words, armed only with a theory, we should be…
Global warming Project report
Global warming Project report
MA may miss 2020 GHG emissions reduction requirement by 5% The Patrick Administration’s successful clean energy initiatives have made Massachusetts a leader in energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate protection. The GWSP Scorecard estimates that without ramped up effort MA stands to fall short…
Things that affect global warming
Things that affect global warming
Garbage that ends up in a landfill contributes to greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases trap the sun s rays within the Earth s atmosphere and are considered one of the main culprits behind global warming. Humans contribute to the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases - notably carbon dioxide, methane…
Definitions of global warming
Definitions of global warming
Joe Raedle/Getty Images News/Getty Images The term global warming refers to the increase in the average temperature of global surface air and oceans since about 1950, and to continuing increases in those temperatures. Another term for global warming is climate change. Per the Intergovernmental…
Global warming articles for students
Global warming articles for students
Trinity Lake in northern California, one of the state s largest water reservoirs, was at 30 percent capacity in August. This photo shows the lake in February. Credit: California Water Science Center California s severe and ongoing drought is just a taste of the dry years to come, thanks to global warming…
Global warming situation
Global warming situation
There are many causes of the European refugee crisis, but one thing is certain despite headlines to the contrary: Climate change is not the dominant factor. The refugees fleeing war torn nations like Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, as well as those seeking economic opportunities lacking in Africa…
Global warming Is Occurring
Global warming Is Occurring
What the science says Select a level Basic Intermediate Empirical measurements of the Earth s heat content show the planet is still accumulating heat and global warming is still happening. Surface temperatures can show short-term cooling when heat is exchanged between the atmosphere and the ocean, which…
Global warming temperature Changes
Global warming temperature Changes
Despite reports of a global warming hiatus,a new study shows that the number of areas being affected by extreme heat are on the rise and that the hottest temperatures on the planet are also increasing. The idea of a hiatus comes from reports of recent slowing in the rise of the globe’s average temperature…