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•Rise in Earth’ s temperature

•By certain atmospheric


gases

•That trap the Sun’ s energy


• Water vapor (H2O)
• Carbon dioxide (CO2)
• Nitrous oxide (N2O)
• Methane (CH4)
• Heat would escape back into space
• Earth’ s temperature would be 60ºF
colder
• Makes Earth suitable for life
• Trap heat from sun
• Glass lets in light
• Glass keeps heat from
escaping
• Causes greenhouse to
heat up
• Glass lets in light
• Glass keeps heat from escaping
• Causes the car to heat up
• Sun’ s energy passes through atmosphere
• 26% is reflected or scattered
• 19% absorbed by clouds, gases, and
particles
• 4% reflected to space by surface
• 51% reaches the surface
• Heating of the ground
• Melting of ice and snow
• Evaporation of water
• Plant photosynthesis
• Deforestation and agriculture
• Burning of fossil fuels, gasoline, oil
• Burning of wood and coal
• CFC’ s
• Population Growth
http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/earthguide/diagrams/greenhouse/
• Global Warming
• Endangered Species
• Climate Change
• Heat trapped inside Earth
• General warming effect created
• Increase in air and ocean
temperatures
• Vital issue in society
• Greenhouse gases increase through human
activity
• Deforestation
• Use of fertilizers
• Burning of organic matter
• Burning of fossil fuels
• Climate changes
• Changes in wildlife adaptations
and cycles
• Melting of polar ice caps
• Increase in sea level
• Flooding in coastal areas
• Ocean Acidification
• Species becoming endangered/extinct
• Heavy drought
• Spread of disease
• Rise in tides
• Change in weather patterns
• Natural resources
depleted
• Need balance between
environment and industry
• Greenhouse gas
• Reforestation
• Personal Actions
• Climate Policy
• Put notes away
• Pull out a sheet of paper
• Answer the following questions
– Describe the greenhouse effect
– List the possible causes of greenhouse effect
– List the possible causes of global warming
– List the consequences of global warming
• All pictures were taken from Microsoft clipart except the ones shown.
• The two pictures below were taken from: United States Enviromental Protection Agency. (2006,
October 23). Greenhouse Effect... Retrieved September 27, 2009, from United States
Enviromental Protection Agency website:
http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/greenhouse.html

• The picture below was taken from: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.
(2000-2001). Cycles of the Earth and Atmosphere: A Website for Teachers . Retrieved
September 27, 2009, from University Corporation for Atmospheric Research website:
http://www.ucar.edu/learn/1_3_1.htm

• The picture below was taken from: Nave, C. (2005). Hyperphysics: Greenhouse Effect. Retrieved
September 27, 2009, from Georgia State University website:
http://hyperphysics.phyastr.gsu.edu/hbase/thermo/grnhse.html
• D'Silva, R. (2007, April 28). Causes of the Greenhouse Effect. Retrieved September 27, 2009,
from Buzzle.com website: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/causes-greenhouse-effect.html
• Nave, C. (2005). Hyperphysics: Greenhouse Effect. Retrieved September 27, 2009, from
Georgia State University website: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/thermo/
grnhse.html
• Pidwirny, M., Dr. (2006). The Greenhouse Effect. Retrieved September 27, 2009, from
Fundamentals of Physical Geography, 2nd Edition website:
http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/7h.html
• United States Environmental Protection Agency. (2006, October 23). Greenhouse Effect...
Retrieved September 27, 2009, from United States Environmental Protection Agency
website: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/greenhouse.html
• University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. (2000-2001). Cycles of the Earth and
Atmosphere: A Website for Teachers . Retrieved September 27, 2009, from University
Corporation for Atmospheric Research website: http://www.ucar.edu/learn/1_3_1.htm