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What is global warming?
The increase of the earth's average surface temperature due to a build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere
What is climate change?
Refers to long-term changes in climate, including average temperature and precipitation
What does photosynthesis do?
Produces oxygen and removes carbon dioxide and methane (greenhouse gases)
What is greenhouse effect?
Solar radiation absorbed by earth
Heat and energy in the atmosphere
Greenhouse gas absorption
Thermal radiation into space
How long does carbon dioxide stays in the atmosphere?
How much greenhouse gas does US emit?
25% of the world's total
What are the effects of global warming?
Rising sea level
Habitat damage and species affected
Changes in water supply
What does IPCC mean?
Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change