Oscar Ortega 1046617 Professor Bott / Chemistry 1301 Global Warming Many industries like the oil, gas, coal and chemical industries rely on fossil fuels for electricity, heat and raw materials. When these industries burn these fuels, they release carbon dioxide and other gasses into the air. The buildup of these gasses causes the Earth’s atmosphere to trap more of the sun’s heat, causing the earth to get warmer. This increase in global temperatures is called “global climate change” or “global warming.” “Earth’s outgoing infrared radiation is retained by several trace gases in the atmosphere whose concentrations have been increasing because of human industrial, commercial, and agricultural activities” (ChemistryExplained). These gases have the ability to absorb radiation, leading to the tendency  →