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How does Oil affect the Environment?

Fossil fuels are burnt on a huge scale.

Global Warming.

Carbon dioxide is called a greenhouse gas.
It is causing the global temperature of the Earth to rise.

This rise in temperature can affect the climate all over the
planet in ways which are hard to predict. Some areas may
become wetter or dryer, other areas may become hotter.
The main (predictable) directions of wind and ocean currents
on the planet may slow down, speed up, or change direction.

Climate change could have catastrophic consequences for
life on planet Earth, including rising sea levels due to
oceans warming and expanding and ice melting at the poles,
and weather patterns becoming more extreme
because of more convection in the hotter wetter atmosphere.

Is Global Warming Really Happening? - What's the Evidence?

Evidence is everywhere.

Of the eleven hottest years on record, ten have occurred since 2003.
2015, 2014, 2010 and 2013 have been the hottest years so far recorded,
followed by 2005, 1998, 2009, 2012, 2003, 2006, and 2007.

Glaciers (frozen rivers) and polar ice caps (North and South Poles)
are melting. Ice at the North Pole (Arctic) is melting rapidly.
The Arctic sea in the summer may be ice free within five years.
The Alps have lost 50% of their glaciers in the last century.

Greenland has the biggest ice sheet in the Northern Hemisphere.
It is melting at a rate of approximately 200 cubic kilometres per year.

70% of the world's fresh water exists as ice at the South Pole
(Antarctica). The average temperature of Antarctica is rising faster
than the rest of the planet, having increased by 3 °C since 1950.

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