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  Encyclopedia: Global warming potential   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Global mean surface temperatures 1856 to 2004 Mean temperature anomalies during the period 1995 to 2004 with respect to the average temperatures from 1940 to 1980 Global warming is an increase in the average temperature of the Earths atmosphere and oceans.
GWP is based on a number of factors, including the radiative efficiency (heat-absorbing ability) of each gas relative to that of carbon dioxide, as well as the decay rate of each gas (the amount removed from the atmosphere over a given number of years) relative to that of carbon dioxide [1].
GWPs are an index for estimating relative global warming contribution due to atmospheric emission of a kg of a particular greenhouse gas compared to emission of a kg of carbon dioxide.
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 Learn more about Global warming in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Evidence of global warming is uneven with certain places, especially the north shore of Alaska, showing dramatic rises temperature far above the average for the globe as a whole [1].
Due to potential effects on human health and economy due to the impact on the environment, global warming is a cause of great concern.
Global warming causes the sea level to rise mainly because sea water expands as it warms, but some scientists are concerned that in the future, the polar ice caps and glaciers may melt.
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 Global Warming Information Resources Green House Network
The Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric Environment is a one-stop source of information for all ages on a range of atmospheric issues, including global warming.
Because Greenpeace has identified global climate change as one of the greatest threats to the planet we are campaigning for governments to face up to their responsibilities and urgently address this problem.
NOAA gathers global data about the oceans, Earth, air, space, and sun and their interactions to describe and predict the state of the physical environment.
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 ipedia.com: Global warming potential Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Global warming potential is a measure of how much a given mass of greenhouse gas is estimated to contribute to global warming.
It is a relative scale which compares the gas in question to that of the...
The exact definition is to be found in the IPCC TAR [1].
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