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    discuss the difference the greenhouse effect plays in the atmosphere of the Moon, Earth, and Venus. Energy from the sun heats the earth surface and atmosphere. Short wave solar radiation is the energy that comes from the sun. When this radiation passes through the atmosphere and strikes an object three things happen. First, some of the energy is absorbed. Second, some simply transmit this energy. Third, some bounce off the object without being absorbed. The greenhouse effect is the transmission of

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    things come to mind. The greenhouse effect, pollution, carbon dioxide and of course, the earths temperatures rising. When people hear of the greenhouse effect do they actually know what it is. The suns UV rays hit the earth and 30% of the energy reflected back into space, 47% gets absorbed by gasses and turns into heat energy. The rest is shared between the water cycle, photosynthesis Some of the heat tries to escape back into the atmosphere but is trapped by the greenhouse gasses. This in turn makes

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    The greenhouse effect is a natural process that works to maintain the warmth radiating onto the Earth’s surface. It was first discovered by Joseph Fourier in 1842, and was later expanded on by John Tyndall in 1858 and Svante Arrhenius in 1896 (Princeton.edu, 2014). When the sun’s energy reaches our atmosphere, greenhouse gasses absorb some of it and some is reflected back into space. Greenhouse gasses include nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, water vapour, ozone and some artificial chemical such as

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    Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Modern Climate Change According to Karl and Trenberth (2003), earth is habitable largely due to its relative location to the sun, and its natural greenhouse effect on the atmosphere. Various gases found within the atmosphere contribute to a greenhouse effect including: water vapour contributing about ~60%, carbon dioxide at ~25%, ~8% from the ozone and the rest from traces of other gases including methane and nitrous oxide. On average, solar energy achieved at the top

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    Much like the glass of a greenhouse, gases in our atmosphere sustain life on Earth by trapping the sun 's heat. The Earth’s atmosphere contains several different gases that act like a blanket, keeping the Earth warm. Water vapour and some trace gases like CO2, CH4 (methane), O3 (ozone), N2O (nitrous oxide), are “IR active”, i.e. they absorb heat energy, and stop the warmth from escaping into space. Without the entrapment of heat, the earth’s mean temperature would be -180 C and life, as we know it

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    A greenhouse gas is described as any gas in the atmosphere that absorbs as well as emits radiation in the thermal infrared range. These are the primary cause of the greenhouse effect, which results in increased temperatures on Earth. The greenhouse effect takes place as the gases reach Earth 's surface. As the short wave energy heats the surface, some of the longer wave energy radiates back into the atmosphere as well as back into space. Greenhouse gases absorb some of the energy and trap it in the

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    The greenhouse effect occurs when the major gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen oxide and water vapour which then will trap heat in the atmosphere therefore those gasses act as a thick layer outside the planet surrounding the whole planet to control the climate (REF). If we did not have this layer that surrounds the planet and keeps it warm, the temperature would drop and it would not be inhabitable for humans. (REF) Containing this heat causes heat waves, droughts, and climate changes

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    Introduction Most people around the world do not fully understand the meaning of the greenhouse effect, or the affects the greenhouse effect has on the world. In fact, many believe that the greenhouse effect is simply contributes to global warming, and that it has no real value to the earth. But what many are not aware of it that the greenhouse effect is the planet’s natural way of obtaining a specific temperature in which living organisms can survive. Many people are not aware of the consequences

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    Greenhouse Gas Pollution

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    In the United States, the two largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions are transportation and electricity. Although limiting the emissions from electricity will be important in the future, transportation would be much easier to fix now. Greenhouse gases such as methane, carbon dioxide, water vapor and nitrous oxide not only pollute the air we breathe, but they also store energy that could be causing climate change. These molecules trap heat from leaving our atmosphere which is believed to

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    There is a quote by a man named David Battisti, who directs the UW’s Earth Initiative. Director Battisti stated, “average global temperatures for the past million years have never been more than 2-4 degrees higher than now. If greenhouse emissions continue unchecked, temperatures would likely be higher by the end of this century than any time since the human species evolved.”(Doughton). In a nutshell, David is saying that there is no way to predict the height climate change can grow to if left unchecked

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