Melting Earth: symbolic effect of global warming

Melting Earth: symbolic effect of global warming

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Caption: "Global melting": illustration exaggerating the consequences of the "greenhouse effect", showing Earth melting into a test-tube. The build-up of certain gases in Earth's atmosphere traps an increased amount of solar radiation & leads to a gradual warming of the whole planet. "Greenhouse" gases include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide & chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). They are generated by industry, the burning of fossil fuels, increased modern agricultural methods, & deforestation. Global warming is expected to cause massive changes in weather patterns & a rise in sea level (due to polar ice melting) that could flood costal regions.

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Keywords: atmosphere, earth, earth science, earth's, global warming, greenhouse effect, melting, melting earth, sciences

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