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Did you Know? List of Interesting Facts about Global Warming
Facts are statements which are held to be true and often contrasted with opinions and beliefs. Our unusual and interesting facts about Global Warming, trivia and information, including some useful statistics will fascinate everyone from kids and children to adults.

Interesting Facts about Global Warming are as follows:

  • Fact 1 - Definition of Global warming: The increase in the average temperature of the surface of the Earth. A World wide rise in temperature called global warming

  • Fact 2 - Human activities, such as burning coal, oil and natural gas results in increased greenhouse gases (such as carbon dioxide and methane) which cause the Earth's temperature to rise globally
  • Fact 3 - As global warming increases average temperatures rise which lead to possible changes in weather patterns and agricultural output
  • Fact 4 - When did global warming start? The average temperature of Earth's near-surface air and oceans has been increasing since the middle of the 20th century
  • Fact 5 - The increased burning of fossil fuels and deforestation of the rainforest have been major contributors to global warming
  • Fact 6 - Strong effects are being observed in the Arctic where glaciers are retreating, as is the sea ice
  • Fact 7 - Other effects of global warming include changes in weather leading to disasters such as cyclones, earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis and volcanoes
  • Fact 8 - Other threats include pollution, loss of vegetation (see facts about the rainforest) and loss of wildlife (see facts about endangered species)
  • Fact 9 - The Kyoto Protocol is a protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or FCCC), aimed at fighting global warming.
  • Fact 10 - The Kyoto Protocol was initially adopted on 11 December 1997 in Kyoto, Japan and entered into force on 16 February 2005
  • Fact 11 - Nearly two hundred states have signed and ratified the Kyoto protocol to fight global warming, committing themselves to a reduction of four greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, sulphur hexafluoride) and two groups of gases (hydrofluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons)
  • Fact 12 - Ozone is a naturally occurring gas found in the troposphere and other parts of the atmosphere. Tropospheric ozone is often called "bad" ozone because it can damage living tissue and break down certain materials.
  • Fact 13 - The deterioration of the Ozone layer ("bad" ozone) contributes to global warming and is caused by the burning of fossil fuels, such as gasoline, diesel, etc
  • Fact 14 - Motor vehicle exhausts, industrial emissions and chemical solvents are major sources of chemicals which contribute to the deterioration of the Ozone layer
  • Fact 15 - The greenhouse effect is an increase in the temperature of a planet as heat energy from sunlight is trapped by the gaseous atmosphere. Excess carbon dioxide and water vapor increase this global warming effect.
  • Fact 16 - As people are made aware of the problem initiatives such as Recycling increase in popularity

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