Causes and Consequences of Greenhouse Effect & Its Catastrophic Problems for Earth
International Journal of Sustainability Management and Information Technologies
Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2017, Pages: 34-39
Received: Dec. 13, 2016; Accepted: Dec. 26, 2016; Published: Oct. 31, 2017
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Md. Zulfequar Ahmad Khan, I-Capital Services Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India
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The greenhouse effect refers to the trapping of heat by certain gases in the atmosphere. Although these gases occur in only trace amounts, they block significant amounts of heat from escaping out into space, thus keeping the Earth warm enough for us to survive. Without greenhouse gases, the average surface temperature of the earth would be about -18 degrees Centigrade. However humen have been adding greenhouse gases in excessive amounts to the atmosphere ever since the Industrial Revolution, which is enhancing the greenhouse effect. This increase in greenhouse gases has the potential to cause catastrophic problems for Earth and its inhabitants. The greenhouse effect causes trouble by raising the temperature of the planet. The actual rise is not very much, but the Earth's ecosystem is very fragile and small, changes can have large effects. Almost 100% of the observed temperature increase over the last 50 years has been due to the increase of greenhouse gas concentrations like water vapour, carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and ozone. Carbon dioxide is the biggest reason for the greenhouses effect that leads to global warming.
Greenhouse Effects, Greenhouse Gases, Climate Change, UV-B Radiation, Airborne Fraction & Environment
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Md. Zulfequar Ahmad Khan, Causes and Consequences of Greenhouse Effect & Its Catastrophic Problems for Earth, International Journal of Sustainability Management and Information Technologies. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2017, pp. 34-39. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsmit.20170304.11
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