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Global warming

Global warming is the current rise in the average temperature of Earth's oceans and atmosphere and its projected continuation. Thescientific consensus is that global warming is occurring and was initiated by human activities, especially those that increase concentrations ofgreenhouse gases in the atmosphere, such as deforestation and burning of fossil fuels. What is global warming? Global warming is when the earth heats up (the temperature rises). It happens when greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, water vapor, nitrous oxide, and methane) trap heat and light from the sun in the earths atmosphere, which increases the temperature. This hurts many people, animals, and plants. people doing to stop global warming?

hing that people are doing is being more careful about leaving things turned on like the television, computer, and the lights. A lot of people are taking time away from the television, and instead, they are spending more time outdoors. This helps our planet out a lot. Now, more people are even riding busses, walking to school, and riding their bikes to lower the amount of greenhouse gases in the air. Planting trees and recycling also helps. If you recycle, less trash goes to the dump, and less trash gets burned

Environmental Problems In The Himalayas :


The Himalayas are a mountain range in Asia. "The Himalayas form the earth's highest mountain region, containing 9 of the 10 highest peaks in the world." ("Himalayas", 2007). A mountain that most people would recognize is Mount Everest. One of the major problems with the Himalayas is deforestation. Most of the trees in the Sub-Himalayas have been cut for land and lumber. Even in the Middle Himalayas most of the trees are cut down. At least the trees that are accessible are cut down. ("Himalayas", 2007). increased demand for firewood, extensive tree trimming in order to feed livestock, and construction of roads in the border regions have increased the destruction rate of forests" ("Himalayas", 2007). Things like soil erosion and landslides are common now. (Unknown, 1997). One of the causes of landslides is the construction of roads. Constructing the roads involves blowing up chunks of the mountain to make a way for the road.(Unknown, 1997). This causes unbalanced rock structures. Thus, causing landslides. (Unknown, 1997). Overpopulation is another problem in the Himalayas. "Nearly 40 million people inhabit the Himalayas." ("Himalayas", 2007). "The population, settlement, and economic patterns within the Himalayas have been greatly influenced by the variations in topography and climate, which impose harsh living conditions and tend to restrict movement and communication." ("Himalayas", 2007).