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Causes

Gases such as water vapor, methane, and carbon dioxide allow short-wave radiation from the sun to pass through to the surface of the earth, but do not allow long-wave radiation reflected from the earth to travel back out into space. This naturally occurring insulation process—dubbed the greenhouse

LEADING COAL-BURNING STATES FOR ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION IN THE UNITED STATES
Rank State Use (million tons)
SOURCE: Adapted from U.S. Department of Energy. Electric Power Annual 2000 , vol. 1. Available from http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricit y/epav1.
1 Texas 99.7
2 Indiana 59.5
3 Ohio 55.9
4 Pennsylvania 52.1
5 Illinois 46.6
6 Kentucky 40.2
7 Missouri 37.3
8 West Virginia 37.0
9 Alabama 35.6
10 Michigan 33.7
11 Georgia 33.5
12 North Carolina 29.9
13 Florida 29.9
14 Wyoming 26.5
15 Tennessee 26.1
16 North Dakota 25.1
  Other States 322.4
  Total 990.966

Global Warming Global Mean Surface Air Temperature

Global Warming Percent Reduction in June-August Soil Moisture

effect—keeps the earth warm: In its absence, the earth would be about 33°C cooler than it is now...


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