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Global warming

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If the earth was not surrounded by a warm blanket of air it would be much too for human inhabitation. The earth´s atmosphere contains small amounts of , methan and nitrous oxide and other   which are known as . The greenhouse effect occurs when   passes through the atmosphere and strikes the . Some light is reflected and some is   and warms the surface of the earth which radiates into atmosphere where it is absorbed by greenhouse gases. They help to   the temperature of the earth. Due to burning large amounts of ,   and , the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has dramatically . Carbon dioxide has increased   per cent in the atmosphere since 1750. Trees remove CO2 from the air as a part of their natural . As people cut down forests, trees capacity to remove CO2 from the   is lowered. Scientists are concerned that if we   to burn large amounts of   and cut down forests, the greenhouse effect will result in increase of world temperature known as . A warming of only a few   can cause a number of   problems including the melting of polar , causing ocean  to rise and  coastal areas.
 
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factories    bikes     driving cars   flying planes   smoking   watching TV      cooking     using a computer   reading      watering plants   exercising   having a barbecue   solar power   deforestration  

 

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animal extinction      rising of sea levels     price of petrol    destroying  habitats of animals     dying plants   

lower temperatures    heat waves    floods     cutting down rainforests    skin cancer 
 
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  1. a disaster when water covers land and causes damage
  2. a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger
  3. a kind of energy that can replace itself by natural processes
  4. a type of weather that the country has
  5. sudden period of hot weather
  6. using the power of sun
  7. being in danger
  8. cutting down large areas of forests
  9. particular hight of something, e.g. water
  10. changing substance to liquid
  11. condition in atmosphere relating to temperature
  12. rain, wind, thunder and lightning make that
  13. long periods of dry weather
  14. no longer living or existing
  15. substance, usually gas, which goes into atmosphere
  16. natural place where animals or plants live