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The Real-World Science Supplement
to Scholastic News.
an average increase in the temperature of Earth’s atmosphere
Many scientists believe that climate change is causing Arctic ice to melt.
protective layer of gases that surrounds Earth
Earth’s atmosphere is warmed by heat from the sun.
gases that trap heat in the atmosphere
Burning fossil fuels, like coal, oil, and natural gas, produces greenhouse gases.
fuels, like coal, oil, and natural gas, formed from animal and plant remains
People burn fossil fuels to make energy in order to power things like homes and cars.
snow shelters for newborn seal pups
Mother seals build lairs for their pups beneath snow.