Global Warming and its growing effects on our society
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What is climate change?

What is climate change? | Global Warming and its growing effects on our society | Scoop.it
What are the causes of climate change
Climate change is caused by trapping excess carbon in Earth’s atmosphere. This trapped carbon pollution heats up, altering the Earth's climate patterns. The largest source of this pollution is the burning of fossil fuels (such as coal and oil) for energy.
While carbon has entered the atmosphere for millions of years through natural events such as forest fires and volcanoes, the burning of fossil fuels and clearing of land has resulting in the highest levels of greenhouse pollution in our atmosphere in the last 800,000 years. 
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As I'm sure most of you have already read, global warming is on the rise and its effects are beginning to show locally in communities and all through the world.  With carbon emission levels on the rise every day, are we doing enough to keep our planet intact?,  or do we need to look at more short and long term solutions and plans to bring this rising figure on a stead rate downwards.

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Qld floods 'linked to climate change'

Qld floods 'linked to climate change' | Global Warming and its growing effects on our society | Scoop.it
Climate change has likely intensified the monsoon rains that have triggered record floods in Australia's Queensland state, scientists said.
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Where has the issue of global warming originated from and since when has it been taking its toll on the planet?

What side effects come with the rising of global warming levels and how is this effecting our nation?

How can you do your bit to lower carbon emissions and why will this become so important in the near future?  

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