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Another problem that comes from burning fossil fuels is global warming. Global warming is what happens when we put too much carbon dioxide into the air. Carbon dioxide is a gas that traps heat from the sun. If too much carbon dioxide is in our air, then too much heat gets trapped from the sun, and it warms up our planet. If the planet gets warmer by just a few degrees, it changes the weather patterns or climate around the world. That means summers may get hotter, winters may get colder and storms may be stronger. Global warming may make it difficult for animals, fish, and people to live where we do now because it may be too wet, dry, hot or cold. Burning fossil fuels is the main reason global warming is happening. Global warming is sometimes called climate change.

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