The Greenhouse Effect Book Report

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The Greenhouse Effect

The Greenhouse Effect


This essay is going to describe what the greenhouse effect is and
what it does.It is also going to say what causes the greenhouse effect and the
consequences of it.

What is meant by the term the greenhouse effect is that the heat
from the sun comes into the Earth's atmosphere and cannot get out so becomes
trapped.It gets its name because this is very much like a greenhouse.This effect
occurs as the incoming short wave radiation is changed when it hits the Earth's
surface into long wave or infra-red radiation.Heat energy in this form is then
absorbed and stored in water vapour and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Many different things cause the greenhouse effect. The amount of
carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is increased by 0.4 percent each year because
of the massive consumption of fossil fuels such as oil, coal, and natural gas.
Another contributing factor is the the amount of forest logged, every second of
the day the area of a football field in trees is cleared by either being logged
or burnt. Two other deadly greenhouse gasses which are entering the atmosphere
even faster than carbon dioxide are methane and chloroflourocarbons, although
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