name, it's not
exactly the same thing that happens in a
The effect is
similar in that the heat
inside the system, but how it is done is different.
a usual greenhouse, the sun warms the ground and the air, and the air
is trapped inside by the walls and the roof unless there are openings.
In the greenhouse effect, the ground and the air are heated because greenhouse gases trap the heat.
The sun shines on the Earth and about half of its energy is absorbed
while the other half is reflected.
the reflected heat
is trying to make its way out of the
atmosphere, greenhouse gases stop it - they
absorb it and send it back towards the Earth.
We need some
effect. The Earth would be much colder without any of it at all.
But the problem is that the level
greenhouse gases has gone through the roof in the past
The levels of carbon dioxide for example exceed all the records
Earth's whole history.
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does that mean?