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Air pollution is one of the most devastating forms of pollution It occurs almost everywhere on Earth especially in large cities It harms people by causing breathing problems and sicknesses like cancer Many plants animals and their habitats are damaged by air pollution Many pollutants do not disappear from Earths atmosphere returning as acid rain and snow CFCs or chlorofluorocarbons destroy the ozone allowing in more of the suns dangerous radiation Moreover our atmosphere is becoming an increasingly better insulator as it prevents heat from escaping into space This is leading to a rise in average global temperatures Countless scientist believe that global warming will have an influence on sea level world food supply tropical diseases and result in more extreme weather Air pollution is produced in many ways The most common way is by the burning of fossil fuels such as coal and oil to power cars and heat homes Between 1900 and 1970 nitrous oxide emissions increased by 690 percent as a result of automobile expansion When incompletely burned these chemicals can cause great harm to the environment There are also other ways pollutants are produced Garbage that is decomposing in landfills gives off methane gas Natural causes can also cause air pollution For instance forest fires can emit particulates that cause acid rain Sulfur dioxide may be discharged from a volcanos eruption If the eruption is large enough the sky in the surrounding area can become covered in ash particles causing vast darkness Contrary to man-made pollutants natural pollutants do not remain in the atmosphere for long In the majority of cases the pollutants are confined in a small area surrounding a polluted area such as a city or a factory If the pollutants were evenly distributed they would be barely noticeable The land shape can also affect the distribution For example Colorado would have poor distribution because of the Rocky Mountains whereas the Great Plains would distribute more evenly Smog is
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