Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 6 - Sections 6.1-6.10 - Exercises - Review Questions: 32

Answer

Global warming is caused by the production of carbon dioxide from the combustion of fossil fuels. Evidence that global warming is occurring is that Earth has warned by $0.6^{\circ}C$ in the last century due to an approximately 25% increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Work Step by Step

Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that allows visible light to enter the Earth's atmosphere but prevents heat from escaping. This causes global climate change and raises the Earth's average temperatures.
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