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November 06, 2012
Group owner Richard Martine

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Greenhouse Effect

By: Richard Martine   Post Date : November 06, 2012
One of the best ways to understand the greenhouse effect is to know what a greenhouse is and how a greenhouse works. A greenhouse is a structure that is generally created using glass, where the temperature is contained within a specified scope. A greenhouse is assembled this way in order to grow fragile plants or those that are not in season. So, the true nature of the greenhouse is to foster a controlled atmosphere that leads to a type of growth that would not take place in outdoor, natural surroundings.

The greenhouse effect, then, also produces a form of a created atmosphere, except that in the case of planet Earth, it organically takes place. The main greenhouse gases, such as water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous dioxide, and ozone change the balance of energy on Earth by capturing long wave radiation released from the surface of the planet.

Historically, the single most significant change agent concerning the greenhouse effect was the arrival of the Industrial Revolution, which took place in the 1700's and has increased exponentially throughout the following centuries. Before the advent of the Industrial Revolution the atmosphere maintained its equilibrium. But, in the last several decades, due to the release of high levels of carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases, the temperature of planet Earth has stepped up by over one degree. The release of carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases into the environment has increased the greenhouse effect, essentially warming the atmosphere, and creating a kind of profound encasement around the Earth

Controversy swirls around the concept of the greenhouse effect, with advocates of climate change voicing their concerns and solutions, while adversaries depict the greenhouse effect as a hoax played on unknowing citizens. These adversaries state that there is no scientific evidence of any cause for alarm due to the greenhouse effect.

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