Essays Tagged: "co2 emissions"

Debate: Global Warming Should be our Number One Priority, negative team arguements

fected by man- If we are having the hottest summer in 100 years, what caused it 100 years ago? Most CO2 emissions from humans came after 1950 and yet the rise in temperature started earlier. There hav ... and yet the rise in temperature started earlier. There have been long temperature declines even as CO2 levels have risen. This shows that global warming (if it exists) is a natural thing. Mankind can ...

(3 pages) 98 0 4.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Summarize what the information in the table tells us about environmental impacts in different economic regions of the world and how these are changing.

ing in global warming.The World Bank (2005) provides data which shows annual average deforestation, CO2 emissions and gross domestic product, or GDP of regions in the world. The GDP of a country is de ... 4.6.Nevertheless, high income countries such as Japan and North America have the highest levels of CO2 emissions closely followed by Eastern European and central Asian countries. The high CO2 figures ...

(2 pages) 10 0 4.5 May/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Carbon dioxide

quantities in the earth's atmosphere naturally. The earth's ocean, soil, plants and animals release CO2. The formula of Carbon Dioxide is CO2. The CO2 molecule contains 2 oxygen atoms that each share ... ut Carbon Dioxide, often referred to as the greenhouse gas, as a waste product. Plants take in this CO2 and use it to make food. This is called photosynthesis. During this process oxygen is released w ...

(3 pages) 19 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Warming Disasters

angerous, and at a pace that has now made it a planetary emergency." (Gore 8) It's the human-caused CO2 that is thickening the atmosphere causing less heat to escape, which is why the earth is warming ... mperature that has started these problems and the rise in temperature is ultimately from the higher CO2 emissions."The world's oceans are becoming more acidic due to the enormous qualities of CO2 that ...

(2 pages) 44 0 4.3 Mar/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Is Biodiesel a viable alternative to petroleum for tucks and buses?

because oil supplies are being exhausted and we are releasing 8.4 billion tonnes of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) into the Earth's atmosphere each year, which is damaging for the environment. 27% of the US's C ... onmentally friendly and renewable. B100 (pure biodiesel, not mixed with standard diesel) can reduce CO2 emissions by 78% and lower the carcinogenic properties of diesel by 94%. In 2006 the US produced ...

(3 pages) 21 0 5.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

"Whither Wind"; A Discussion on the Debate of Wind Power

in the next few decades. This also means that the United States, the world's largest contributor of CO2, must lower their output by 75 percent. Although many believe automobiles are the main reason fo ... mount of carbon dioxide, power generation is the most significant, accounting for 38 percent of the CO2 emissions. Unlike electricity generated by CO2 emitting fossil fuel plants, wind turbines genera ...

(3 pages) 36 0 5.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Global Warming

things like the OZONE LAYER to get thinner, and pores being created due pesticide, insecticide and CO2 emissions. In global warming, the Earth's average temperature has increased from the past. The t ... nother important gas is carbon dioxide; this gas causes around 26% effect on the Earth. Due to more CO2 being produced, the trees can take in. Methane and ozone cause effect on the earth around 7%.Fro ...

(5 pages) 64 0 1.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Burying the Problem: Is Carbon Capture and Storage a Silver Bullet?

), and this continued reliance on fossil energy is contributing to large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. Science has shown that the increased levels of CO2 have become the dominant ... me the dominant cause of climate change. Climate change experts have called for an 85% reduction is CO2 emissions by 2050 to avoid some of the more serious effects of global warming (Bellona Foundatio ...

(13 pages) 21 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Alternative

Green ICT and its effects on reducing carbon foot print

the impact of global warming and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mainly carbon dioxide (CO2), have become one of the most important and controversial issues that face our planet today.Some ... ce our planet today.Some scientists place the blame on human activities that produce high levels of CO2 emissions, including industrial processes, power generation, transportation and agriculture.If t ...

(15 pages) 39 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Computer and Electronics Companies