Saturday, June 11, 2011

4.14 Enhanced Green House Effect

Understand how an increase in greenhouse gases results in an enhanced greenhouse effect & that this may lead to global warming & it's consequences.

The enhanced green house effect is whereby the greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, & CFC'S) are being released into the atmosphere at a far greater rate than would happen through natural processes and thus their concentrations are increasing  ---> Climate Change/Global Warming (increase in average temps)

Consequences: Change in the worlds Biomes.

 Example: Polar Regions (Arctic+Antarctica): melting of ice caps ---> raised sea levels --> change in winds + ocean currents. + Plants will die, & animal migrating patterns will change. 

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