Causes And Effects Of Carbon Dioxide

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Carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the primary greenhouse gas that release out through human activities. As indicated by Ozturk and Acaravci (2010), carbon dioxide (CO2) is responsible for more than 3/5 of the greenhouse effect that thusly adds to global warming and climate change. Since the Industrial Revolution, the nations of the world have been running to achieve higher economic growth at the cost of utilizing the natural resources. This competition of nations has increased in greenhouse gas emissions, which is lead to the ozone depletion. In 1300, King Edward I issued a royal proclamation, "Whosoever shall be found guilty of burning coal shall suffer the loss of his head”. But, this law failed to follow because the industrial revolution took place in England. According to Rao (2007) air pollution has been mainly caused by rapid industrialization in some western countries. Yet, there is still critics comment on air pollution as the price of industrialization. Air pollution has different meaning towards different living things. For example, air pollution contributes to the increasing the risk of endangered species, lead to disasters and cause huge damages to world population. Even though we cannot see the consequences right now, but in the future the possibility become wide due to the increase in sea levels and melting of ice from colder regions and icebergs day by day. In 2014, CO2 accounted for about 80.9% of all U.S greenhouse gas emissions from human activities. Energy
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