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# Name‌ ‌the‌ ‌hydrocarbon‌ ‌which‌ ‌is‌ ‌responsible‌ ‌for‌ ‌global‌ ‌warming.‌

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Hint: Global warming is the long-term warming of Earth's climate system that has been observed since the pre-industrial era (between $1850$ and $1900$) as a result of human activities, mainly fossil fuel burning, which raises heat-trapping greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere.

Carbon dioxide, as well as other greenhouse gases, are released during the combustion of hydrocarbon fuels, contributing to emissions and climate change. $C{O_2}$ is an unavoidable by-product of hydrocarbon combustion, unlike impurities that cause by-product pollution from fossil fuels. The length of a fuel's hydrocarbon chain and the complexity of its hydrocarbon molecules determine its energy density and $C{O_2}$-footprint.