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Global Warming
An increase in the temperature of the Earth's atmosphere
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Cause
Burning fossil fuels increase greenhouse gases such as CO2
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Cause
It could be natural rise in the temperature as climate has always been changing
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Effect
Ice caps are melting
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Effect
Droughts or excessive rain and flooding - shortages of food then famine
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Effect
Extreme weather such as hurricanes and flash flooding
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Effect
Some animals and plants may die as they can't adopt
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Solution
Turn off electrical appliances, walk rather than use vehicles, support environmental charities
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Solution
Scientists can research into causes and consequences of climate change so we understand it better and can do more to prevent it
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Burning fossil fuels increase greenhouse gases such as CO2

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It could be natural rise in the temperature as climate has always been changing

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Ice caps are melting

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Droughts or excessive rain and flooding - shortages of food then famine

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