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Greenhouse Gases

Greenhouse gases are gases produced by factories, vehicles etc. that use hydrocarbons as fuel (such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, nitrous oxide and hydrofluorocarbons) that contribute to the increase of atmospheric heat.

These gases are called greenhouse gases because they contribute to the increase in temperature of the atmosphere they surround.

Actual greenhouses, on the other hand, are created to ensure a warmer atmosphere so that crops can grow in it the regions with the lowest temperatures. The same scenario repeats here but for a harmful outcome in the end.

Greenhouse gases trap more heat from the sun near the earth’s surface. Carbon dioxide is the major greenhouse gas, but other forms of pollution (including methane and nitrous oxide) also contribute to global warming.

Because of the long-run accumulation of greenhouse gases after centuries of industrial pollution, the planet’s average temperature is rising notably, causing climate change, severe weather, rising sea levels, and other major effects.

These gases create holes in the ozone layer which lets the harmful ultraviolet rays enter the atmosphere and heat the air up even quicker.


Use of the Term in Sentences:

  • Combustion of fossil fuels like petroleum, other natural oils, and gases as well as the added effects of mass deforestation have majorly resulted in the crossing limit of the greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere.


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