Emily Koldys . Professor Julia Chan . Chem 126 H . 25 April

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Emily Koldys Professor Julia Chan Chem 126 H 25 April 2017 Greenhouse Gases and the Effects on Global Warming In the world today, global warming and climate change are one of the main issues with the earth. This issue affects everyone and everything in this world, and even though it seems to be a big problem, most people do not seem to care. The most familiar term is global warming and climate change, but greenhouse gases is one of the main causes and is never mentioned. Greenhouse gases are gases that absorb and emit radiation in the atmosphere, hence makes the earth warmer. The importance of this knowledge of greenhouse gases is so the world will know one of the main causes of global warming and climate change and possibly some…show more content…
Certain bacteria that live in the soil turn this extra nitrogen into nitrous oxide. Burning fossil fuels. Nitrous oxide usually stays in the atmosphere for about 114 years... and traps about 298 times more heat than the same amount of carbon dioxide (Greenhouse Gases, 2016)." Fluorinated gases are made up of four types of gases; hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), and nitrogen trifluoride (NF3). These gases come from, "Fluorinated gases used as coolants can be released by leaky refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners in cars and homes. Some industrial and manufacturing processes, like producing computer chips (Greenhouse Gases, 2016)." Each gas is different when it comes to how long it stays in the atmosphere for. Some gases can last for around thousands of years. "Depending on the gas, these gases can trap anywhere from a few hundred to 23,000 times more heat than the same amount of carbon dioxide ( 'Greenhouse Gases ', 2016)." Addressing this issue, there has been a few things done in result of eliminating this problem. One solution being The Kyoto Protocol, "...was the first agreement between nations to mandate country-by-country reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions ( 'Extract ', 2011)." During this process, countries agreed to cut their yearly emissions of greenhouse gases. "Some countries and regions, including the European Union, were on track by 2011 to meet or

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