Industrial Revolution: The Greenhouse Effect

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Since the 18th century, the Industrial Revolution saw the large-scale use of fossil fuels for industrial activities. This significant period in British history created many jobs for people and subsequently citizens moved from rural areas to major cities and towns, thus the social process of urbanisation began. The extensive use of natural resources for industrial construction and transport contributes to the rise of greenhouse gases such as methane and nitrous oxide in the atmosphere. “Greenhouse gases are a group of compounds that are able to trap heat in the atmosphere” (What’s Your Impact, 2017). This is known as the greenhouse effect and with time, greenhouse gases buildup, the climate changes and results in dangerous consequences to ecosystems
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