The Greenhouse Effect

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The Greenhouse Effect

The Greenhouse Effect

The Greenhouse EffectThe Greenhouse effect is a natural occurence in which light waves that have been reflected off the Earth's surface are trapped in the atmosphere by Greenhouse Gases.

The Greenhouse effect is neccesary in order for earth to maintain a habitable tempature, however, when there are to many Greenhouse Gases in the atmosphere it causes global climate change.

Greenhouse Gases-Carbon Dioxide: Carbon dioxide is a colorless and odorless gas that is released into the atmosphere by deforestation and the combustion of fossil fuels-Methane: Methane is a colorless and odorless gas that is released into the atmosphere by cattle ranching, rice paddy fields, landfills, and the melting of permafrostWater Vapor: Water vapor is the gas form of water, comprised of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen aton, it is colorless and odorless greenhouse gas released through the evaporation of waterNitrous Oxide: Nitrous Oxide is a greenouse gas that is released into the atmosphere by animal waste and agriculture

Global Warming For Dummies

The average temperatures in Alaska, western Canada, and eastern Russia have risen at twice the global average according to the multinational Arctic Climate Impact Assessment report compiled between 2000 and 2004.

Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint:-When Driving: driving the speed limit, driving smoothy, carpooling.-At Home: purchasing more eco-friendly appliances, conserving water, unplugging electronics when you're not using it.-In Everyday Life: recycling, re-using paper, not wasting food.

An Article from The Economist


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