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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.
Matter ejected by them—particularly sulphur dioxide, which reacts with atmospheric gases to form sulphate aerosols—reflects sunlight back into space, cooling the air beneath.
Both reduce carbon dioxide emissions and help save on fuel consumption.
The priority for the planet is to stop net emissions of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide.
Over the life of the system, 24,228 tons of carbon dioxide will be eliminated from the school's carbon footprint, according to information provided by the school system.
Natural gas is largely made up of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that traps dozens of times more heat in the planet’s atmosphere than the same amount of carbon dioxide.
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Origin and Etymology of dioxide
First Known Use: circa 1847See Words from the same year
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Definition of dioxide for English Language Learners
chemistry : a molecule that has two atoms of oxygen and one atom of another element (such as carbon)
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