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Greenhouse effect

Greenhouse effect is a process whereby certain atmospheric gases such as carbon dioxide and methane (called “greenhouse gases”) absorb some of the sun’s energy being reflected back into space and radiate it in all directions, thus preventing some of the sun’s heat from leaving the earth’s atmosphere. In recent decades, the natural greenhouse effect, which makes earth liveable for humans, has been exacerbated by human activities that have increased greenhouse gases, causing climate change.

Greenhouse Effect is the basis of global warming: gases released into the atmosphere (carbon dioxide, methane, and chlorofluorocarbons) trap the sun’s heat, turning the earth into a vast “greenhouse.”

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