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  • What is the greenhouse effect?

    Posted by Aashutosh on May 15, 2021 at 11:54 am

    What is the Greenhouse effect.? Which gas is mainly responsible for the greenhouse effect. Name some greenhouse gases.

    tanya replied 3 years ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Ishita

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    June 25, 2021 at 6:14 pm
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    Green house gas:-

    Green house gas is a harmful gas which in earth atmosphere trap the heat , it let the sunlight pass through the environment but it prevent the heat which sunlight brings from leaving the atmosphere. It will cause the atmosphere become hot and harmful.

    The example of green house gas are, carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide, water vapour etc.

    Green house gas effect on environment:-

    Green house gas cause many harmful effects in environment.

    1)Global warming:- Global warming is a very important issue in today. The heat of the earth become more and more which cause global warming. But the main cause of global warming is this green house gas. Green house gas like carbon dioxide make weather more and more warm which increase the temperature automatically.

    2)Destruction of wildlife:- Many wildlife animals like penguin, seal,wolf are used to live in a cold weather. But for green house gas the temperature increase which makes the environment very difficult to live for them. That’s why many of the rare animals died most of the time. They can not able to live hot weather which coast their life.

    3)Aquatic animals death:- Heat can make our water bodies hot as well. The heat cause by green house gas make our water bodies also so hot. So many of the time many animals and plants live under the water died for this.

    4) Forest fair:- If the level of green house gas like carbon dioxide increase in the weather it can cause forest fair. Forest fair can destroy many plants and animals. And cause many harmful effects towards the environment.

  • tanya

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    June 25, 2021 at 10:59 pm
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    A greenhouse is a structure that is generally made up of glass. Temperature and humidity can be controlled in a greenhouse for the protection of plants. A natural phenomenon that warms the Earth’s surface and troposphere is called the Greenhouse effect.

    The greenhouse effect is induced by the presence of water vapor in the air, along with some other gases like carbon dioxide, methane, etc. These gases are called greenhouse gases. Of all those gases, water vapor has the most long-lasting effect.

    The atmosphere admits most of the visible light from the Sun to pass through and enter Earth’s surface. As the Earth’s surface is warmed by sunlight, it reflects part of this energy towards space in the form of infrared radiation. This radiation, unlike visible light, directs to be incorporated by the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, increasing its temperature. The heated atmosphere, in turn, reflects the infrared radiation towards the Earth’s surface.

    Though we know that the greenhouse effect is a natural phenomenon but mankind has a lot to do with this effect. This tremendous increase in the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is just because of human activities. Human beings are the reason behind many of the problems that the country is facing these days. We are advised by the government not to use Chlorofluorocarbons i.e. CFCs, which add to the greenhouse gases.

    The greenhouse gases trap heat in them and then warm the Earth’s surface. Greenhouse gases comprise of carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, ozone, nitrous oxide, and some other fluorinated gases. These molecules in our atmosphere are termed greenhouse gases as they assimilate the heat particles within them. These gases have a huge impact on our environment.

    We know all the reasons behind this increase in the greenhouse effect and we can do a lot to prevent our environment, but nothing is being done by the people.

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