Global Warming

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This picture is from the U.S. Department of Energy where it says that in the 1800s the burning of coal was used most to power steam engines, like the one in a train. Burning coal for energy has been around sense the 1700s and has been used for many different things. The English brought over this technology to the United States during the industrial revolution. The article says that coal is the most plentiful fuel in the fossil family. My second source comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In this article it explains that greenhouse gases trap heat and make the planet warmer.The EPA says “Since 1990, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions have increased by about 7 percent.” The EPA also says that “the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities in the United States is from burning fossil fuels for electricity, heat, and transportation.” These sources relate because the industrial revolution lead the U.S. needing more energy and using coal to create the energy needed. Which is a fossil fuel which creates greenhouse gasses which in turn make the planet warmer.

The issue that the sources have shown me is that the industrial revolution started a problem that wasn’t planned. Humans affect global warming because of producing greenhouse gases. The issue is that we need to find a cleaner source of energy.

The industrial revolution started the use of burning coal for energy which increased the problem of making greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases have caused the planet to get warmer. Making us able to connect global warming with the need of more energy from industrialization. As time goes on, the need for a more environmental friendly energy source increases.

http://www.fe.doe.gov/education/energylessons/coal/coal_history.html

https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions

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