What Is Global Warming?
- 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
Less than two weeks ago it was single digits here, probably made it into the low 40's the past few days. Lilac has new buds all over it and this one has started to grow.
These images of the sunrise with Mt. Rainier were taken around 8am Monday November 24th. The pictures were taken with a Nikon D3000 DSLR with a 50-200mm telephoto lens.
Taken from my roof.