Greenhouse gases are gases that enter the atmosphere and act as a blanket covering the Earth. The most significant greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and water vapor. The accumulation of greenhou... More »

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Several greenhouse gases are present in Earth's atmosphere, notably carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and various fluorinated gases. Each of these compounds absorbs light at its own set of frequencies, so together t... More »

Three greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. Greenhouse gases rise up into the atmosphere and envelop the Earth, causing the planet to warm up. The increase in average temperatures around the wor... More »

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Global warming refers to the gradual increase in the temperature of the Earth's surface, atmosphere and oceans as a result of greenhouse gases. Carbon monoxide emissions created by deforestation and burning fossil fuels ... More »

Burning fossil fuels leads to global climate change by emitting carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that trap heat in the Earth's atmosphere. Extracting and transporting fossil fuels also contribute to air and wate... More »

Several greenhouse gases are present in Earth's atmosphere, notably carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and various fluorinated gases. Each of these compounds absorbs light at its own set of frequencies, so together t... More »

The Environmental Protection Agency explains that the ozone layer of the atmosphere, Earth's protective layer, is being damaged by human activities, particularly the production of greenhouse gases. These gases are known ... More »