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m Basics 

m What is it? 

m Causes. 

m Effects.

m Conclusion.
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What is a greenhouse?
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m `he Greenhouse effect is the rise in temperature that the
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m Global warming refers to an average increase in
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changes in climate.

m A warmer Earth may lead to changes in rainfall

patterns a rise in sea level and a wide range of
impacts on plants wildlife and humans.
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m `hough Americans make up just 4 percent of the world's

population it produces 25 percent of the carbon dioxide
pollution from fossil-fuel burning -- by far the largest
share of any country.

m ÷n fact the United States emits more carbon dioxide than

China ÷ndia and Japan combined.
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Planting trees is fun and a great way to reduce greenhouse gases. `rees absorb carbon dioxide
a greenhouse gas from the air.

Recycle cans bottles plastic bags and newspapers. When you recycle you send less trash to
the landfill and you help save natural resources like trees oil and elements such as aluminum.


Many things like computers `s stereos and CRs have special labels on them. `he label
says "Energy" and has a picture of a star. Products with the ENERGY S`AR® label are made to
save energy. Buying products with ENERGY S`AR® labels will help protect the environment.