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1

3 causes of global warming

-To much CO2 in the atmosphere
- fossil fuel burning and deforestation, and methane, released from rice paddies, landfill sites and animal farming

2

3 effects of global warming

-extreme climate changes
-an increase in global average temperatures
-big ice sheets like Greenland and Antarctica will melt causing sea levels to rise and threaten coastal cities and low-lying countries
-because of the extreme climate changes so quickly plants and animals won’t be able to adapt quick enough and may die out.

3

Explain greenhouse effect

The greenhouse effect is the natural process by which the atmosphere traps some of the Sun's energy, warming the Earth enough to support life.

4

List 4 climate changes that Global warming will cause

-droughts
-tornados
-bush fires
-monsoons

5

Name 3 greenhouse gases

-methane (CH4)
-nitrous oxide (N2O)
-carbon dioxide (CO2)