How Emissions Contribute To Global Warming
Emissions such as carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and other greenhouse gasses remain in the atmosphere for many years, meaning that efforts must be taken immediately to begin the long process of reversing the damage. Notable increases in water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane nitrous oxide and other greenhouse gases are the direct result of pollution released as a result of industrialization. Deforestation ensures there are fewer trees and green live to filter some of these gasses from the air. Together, this creates a perfect storm and unless something is done, the trend will continue. As of 2011, The rate at which carbon dioxide is entering the environment is 1000 tons per second and Americans produce 25% of the carbon dioxide pollution as a result of burning fossil-fuels.