Honors Physical Science Climate Change pg #2


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  • I found that the bowl 2, the bowl with CO2, heated up 0.8 degrees more than bowl 1. Also, bowl 2 was continuously warmer than bowl 1.
  • The CO2 absorbs the lamp's heat and radiation and then reflects it, which warms up the air, and therefore heats up the water.
  • It works the same way for the ocean too. The additional man-made greenhouse gases absorb the sun's infrared radiation and reflect it, heating up the atmosphere.
  •  The atmosphere, warmer than usual, then increases the temperature of the ocean.
  • But how does this relate back to human action resulting in climate change?
  • There have been excessive amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere recently, due to factories and vehicle exhaust.
  •  The more greenhouse gases are present, the more radiation is absorbed, and the warmer the atmosphere is.
  • Oh, it's like the study done by the NOAA National Climatic Data Center that shows that temperatures have increased unnaturally in the past 30 years.
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