What Is Global Warming?

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By By KOMO Staff & News Services

- It's one of the hottest topics (no pun intended) in the weather and science world today.

Global Warming is what some scientists say is the result of an increase in carbon dioxide emissions from human technology.

Factories, power plants, and especially cars have carbon dioxide in their exhaust. As more and more people drive and as technology expands, we're increasing the amount of carbon dioxide we're releasing into the atmosphere.

Carbon dioxide acts like a blanket in the atmosphere, trapping the sun's warmth in the atmosphere instead of letting it radiate back to space, increasing the Earth's temperature.

Some of the recent years have been some of the warmest recorded in history, but then again, weather records span but an instant in the Earth's geological time, so to some, it's too early to say for sure if Global Warming is indeed happening. But the debate continues.

For More Information:

EPA -- www.epa.gov

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