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Why is the greenhouse effect important?

Without it temperatures on earth would average -18

All heat would escape from earth and we would freeze at night


What is the problem with enhancing the greenhouse affect nb producing co2?

Earth is getting warmer as more radiation is absorbed and unable to escape which causes the air to get warmer


What are the main greenhouse gases?

Carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels and deforestation
Methane from cows and organic waste
Nitrous oxide from soils and fertilisers
Water vapour


What will a rise in temperature result in?

Ice caps melting and reduced snowfall


What do greenhouse gases do?

Naturally stop all heat that is reflected back into space from escaping

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