What Are The Pollution Problems Of Burning Hydrocarbons?


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The sun's rays enter the Earth's atmosphere and some of them are reflected back into space. The rest are absorbed by the earth's atmosphere. Carbon Dioxide and some other gases transfer this heat and therefore help to heat up the earth's atmosphere.
The ice-caps melt and therefore the sea-levels rise causing flooding in low level areas of land.
Hurricanes and tsunamis produce strong winds and more damage to buildings.
As temperatures rise, transmittable diseases can spread. For example, mosquitoes can spread to Britain and transmit malaria to humans in this country.
Weather patterns change causing droughts which ruin harvests of crops. This will lead to food shortages.
When Hydrocarbons are burnt, Carbon dioxide and unburnt carbon are formed. CO (Carbon Monoxide) is dangerous because it is toxic. It takes the place of oxygen in the haemoglobin molecules in the red blood cells. Unburnt carbon is dangerous because it clogs up the inside of your lunds because it is a fine black particle which is easy to inhale.
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Create acid rain and give off carbon monoxide which gets hit as it builds up and therefore is currently destroying the ozone layer
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