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Burning it also emits several times more sulphur dioxide, which causes lung diseases and acid rain.
Global warming, caused by the release of carbon-dioxide pollution into the atmosphere, will cause the seas to rise and the storms to intensify around the city.
Toyota claims the front-wheel-drive JPN Taxi’s powertrain drastically reduces the model’s carbon-dioxide emissions.
China and India, two of the largest carbon-dioxide emitters, in 2015 saw a 0.7 percent reduction and a 5.1 percent increase, respectively.
Because of a Supreme Court ruling, the document means the EPA must address climate change by regulating carbon-dioxide emissions.
Even if all carbon dioxide production was suddenly halted on the Earth, there's still enough in the atmosphere to weaken the hold ice has on the Arctic.
Demuth acknowledged that carbon dioxide is itself a greenhouse gas contributing to global warming.
ROLE OF HUMANS, CARBON DIOXIDE Key members of Trump’s Cabinet have more recently questioned whether carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses created by human activities are the primary cause for global warming.
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First Known Use: circa 1847See Words from the same year
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