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The Greenhouse Effect


A greenhouse is a building, room, or area usually made of glass, in which the temperature is kept within the desired range, to use it for cultivating tender plants or growing plants out of season. A greenhouse warms up when incoming sunlight is absorbed inside the structure. But this heat is entrapped by the glass-made roof and wall and is retained in the building. Likewise, we can compare the earth’s atmosphere to the greenhouse. If the greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide increase in the atmosphere, they can entrap heat of the sun much like the glass panels of a greenhouse can do. This process is known as the greenhouse effect. Due to greenhouse effect, the average temperature of the atmosphere increases resulting in natural calamities in the earth. Well-known greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide, water vapor, CFC, nitrous oxide methane, etc. But the most substantial factor is carbon dioxide which is released by burning fossil fuels in order to run buses and trucks, for electricity generation, in different manufacturing industries, to heat the house, and so on. Other gases are also being released in one way or another. Deforestation is also responsible for rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. A large number of trees are being cut down or burnt in need of agriculture and habitat. As a result, a significant change is marked in the climate of the earth that results in frequent and untimely floods, cyclones, drought, tsunami, etc. Due to temperature rising, polar ice caps are melting causing sea level to rise. Rising sea level may flood the low lying coastal areas and change in land fertility on a large scale. During recent years, the emission of greenhouse gases has become a matter of great anxiety all over the world. It is human beings who can save the earth by regulating greenhouse gas emissions.

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