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CARBON FOOT PRINT (CO2)

green footThe carbon footprint represents the impact different activities or products have on the environment. It measures the amount of greenhouse gases produced in our daily actions through burning fossil fuels for electricity, transportation, etc. contributing to “Global Warming”. The carbon footprint is the calculation of all the greenhouse gases we produce.

It is usually impossible to connect specific weather events to global warming. Instead, global warming is expected to cause changes in the overall distribution and intensity of events, such as changes to the frequency and intensity of heavy precipitation. Broader effects are expected to include glacial retreat, Arctic shrinkage including long-term shrinkage of Greenland ice sheet, and worldwide sea level rise.

Some effects on both the natural environment and human life are, at least in part, already being attributed to global warming. A 2001 report by the IPCC suggests that glacier retreat, ice shelf disruption such as that of the Larsen Ice Shelf, sea level rise, changes in rainfall patterns, and increased intensity and frequency of extreme weather events are attributable in part to global warming. Other expected effects include water scarcity in some regions and increased precipitation in others, changes in mountain snowpack, and some adverse health effects from warmer temperatures.



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