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Assistance with "Global Warming" research paper, approximately 1500 words in length, in MS Word, and includes a minimum of five credible references (two of which must be from credible scientific organizations). APA format is required.

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Following is a suggested outline for the report on Global Warming. The report should state:

1. What is global warming: Global warming is the increase in temperature caused by increasing deforestation and use of fossil fuels for energy.
Define global warming: State how much, where, and how fast using the following resources:
- Union of Concerned Scientists - http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/
- US Environmental Protection Agency - http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/
"Earth's average temperature has risen by 1.4°F over the past century, and is projected to rise another 2 to 11.5°F over the next hundred years. Small changes in the average temperature of the planet can translate to large and potentially dangerous shifts in climate and weather."
- America's Climate Choices (The National Academies Press) - http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12781
"The average temperature of the Earth's surface increased by about 1.4°F (0.8°C) over the past 100 years, with about 1.0 °F (0.6°C) of this warming occurring over just the past three decades. Warming has also been observed specifically in the lower atmosphere and the upper oceans."

2. Causes: State human activities that cause global warming,
- US Environmental Protection Agency - http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/
Human activities such as use of fossil fuels for energy and deforestation for land use result in Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. GHGs include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and fluorinated gases. The Greenhouse Effect causes the atmosphere to retain heat.
- US Climate Change Synthesis Program - http://www.sap43.ucar.edu/
- Science Magazine's State of the Planet 2008-2009: with a Special Section on Energy and Sustainability / Edition 2 by Donald Kennedy (Editor), the Editors of Science (Editor), John Holdren (Contribution by), Janez Potocnik (Contribution by), Daniel Cleary ...

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