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Climate, Air Pollution and Energy

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Climate change is an environmental issue in the news almost daily, and air pollution impacts us on a global level. What are the implications of global warming? Do you think the efforts to improve air quality are worth the economic costs?

If you had to argue the benefits of wind energy, what would they be? What are the risks? Support your claims with at least two references in addition to your text in support of your position.

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A description of global warming and it's implications. Is it worth the cost? Wind energy is discussed by comparing advantages and disadvantages. Risk of Wind energy is documented.

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Natural energy transfer is radiation entering the earth's atmosphere; some is absorbed and the remainder is reflected back into space. Global warming effect is a result of CO2 and other gases forming a layer around the earth that slows down the remainder radiation from being reflected back into space. As the population increase with activities that increase the atmospheric concentration of these gases, the atmosphere and the ocean will continue to rise, thus the overall global temperature will rise.

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