Evolution of Earth
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Global Warming vs. Ozone Depletion

GLOBAL WARMING vs. OZONE DEPLETION

Describe the following phenomena in your own words, using figures if appropriate. Write these answers as if you were explaining to a friend who is not in this course.

  1. The difference between the stratospheric ozone issue and the tropospheric ozone issue. In your explanation:

    1. Describe the phenomenon and its consequences clearly.
    2. Discuss the differences in impacts and possibilities of mitigation of the undesirable effects.

  2. The greenhouse effect. Life as we know it is possible on earth because of the greenhouse effect. Why, then, is the "greenhouse effect" considered a problem?
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