climate change

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  • green house gasses
    • water vapour
      • natural
    • climate change
      • effects of climate change
        • good
          • tropical plants will thrive in britain
            • olives
            • grapes
            • oranges
            • bannanas
          • energy
            • more energy will by produced by wind farms
        • bad
          • ice caps melting
            • rising sea levels
          • warmer sea's
          • more extreme wether
            • stronger hurracaines
            • more floods
            • NO SNOW!!!!
            • more precipataion
            • violent storms
            • more chance of drought
          • animal and plant extinctions
            • animals
              • polar bear
              • Sea turtles
              • North Atlantic right whale
              • giant panda
              • orang-utan
              • elephants
              • frog
              • tiger
            • plant
              • coral
              • Western Prairie Fringed Orchid
              • Rafflesia Flower
              • Georgia Aster
              • Arizona Agave
            • fish
              • seahorse
              • cod
          • less land
          • faster erosion
        • uk
          • more tropical plants
          • possible return of malaria
        • maldives
          • risk of becoming under water
          • less tourism due to coral bleaching
          • more storms mean harder to transport food and clean water around the islands
            • less clean water means more disease
          • risk of becoming climate change refugees due to rising sea levels
        • both
          • more storms
          • faster erosion
          • mass flooding
    • methane
      • methane is a far more active greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, but also one which is much less abundant in the atmosphere
        • man-made and natural
    • Nitrous oxide
      • man-made
      • powerful greenhouse gas produced by soil cultivation practices, especially the use of commercial and organic fertilizers, fossil fuel combustion, nitric acid production, and biomass burning.
    • Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
      • man-made
      • Synthetic compounds entirely of industrial origin used in a number of applications, but now largely regulated in production and release to the atmosphere by international agreement for their ability to contribute to destruction of the ozone layer. They are also greenhouse gases.
    • Carbon dioxide (CO2)
      • A minor but very important component of the atmosphere, carbon dioxide is released through natural processes such as respiration and volcano eruptions and through human activities such as deforestation, land use changes, and burning fossil fuels. Humans have increased atmospheric CO2 concentration by a third since the Industrial Revolution began. This is the most important long-lived "forcing" of climate change.
      • natural and man made

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