Preliminary data indicates that 2018 will be the fourth warmest year since record keeping began nearly a century and a half ago. If these projections prove accurate, this year would join the preceding three years as the four warmest on record.
There is widespread consensus among scientists worldwide that our planet is getting warmer — and that human activity is to blame. For over a century, industrialization and the burning of fossil fuels have released certain gases, especially carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere. These gases prevent heat from escaping the atmosphere into space — a phenomenon commonly known as the greenhouse effect.
If drastic action is not soon taken t…
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