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What do you think about greenhouse effect?

I think the most serious problem that scientists speculate may be caused by a global climate warming is the rise in sea levels, because most people live within a few miles of the oceans. A rise in sea level would dislocate a vast portion of people from their homes, and it would disrupt international trade by destroying shipping docks. Being unable to ship food around the world to places that depend on food imports would cause famines. Last month the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report written by 140 scientists from 80 countries stating that the best current scientific evidence indicates that the climate will warm by roughly 3 degrees celsius by the year 2100, if no action is taken to reduce the emissions of air pollutants such as carbon-dioxide and methane.


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