Among the many gifts forests give us is one we desperately need: help with slowing climate change. Trees capture greenhouse gases (GHGs) like carbon dioxide, preventing them from accumulating in the atmosphere and warming our planet.
How Do Greenhouse Gases Actually Work? MinuteEarth provides an energetic and entertaining view of trends in earth’s environment – in just a few minutes! References:Virtual Chembook, Elmhurst College, Charles E. Ophardt Climate and Earth’s Energy Budget, NASA Earth Observatory Infrared spectroscopy/Caltech (mirrored from UCLA chemistry)Infrared Spectroscopy Greenhouse Gases By: MinuteEarth. Support at: https://www.patreon.com/minuteearth
Carbon footprint infographic. V good up to the offsetting section...offsetting is only part of the answer, because it cannot take up all the CO2 that we are pumping into the atmosphere (and it is subject to a range of environmental variables) : the key is stopping putting the greenhouse gases into the air.
Climate change is the greatest threat that the world is facing today. Greenhouse effect prevents the heat radiation from earth which causes rising in land and ocean temperature. Major greenhouse gases are H2O, CO2, CH4, and O3. China, USA, India, Russia, and Brazil are the major greenhouse gas emitters. Major sources of greenhouse gas emission are transportation, fossil fuel combustion, industrialization, electricity generation etc. There are many impacts of climate change like increase in…
Left: Naturally occurring greenhouse gases %u2014 carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O) %u2014 normally trap some of the sun%u2019s heat, keeping the planet from freezing. Right: Human activities, such as the burning of fossil fuels, are increasing greenhouse gas levels, leading to an enhanced greenhouse effect. The result is global warming and unprecedented rates of climate change.br /
In this activity you will demonstrate how the greenhouse effect warms the Earth. A glass bowl placed upside down on a grassy surface and exposed to sunlight represents gases and clouds in the Earth’s atmosphere; the grassy surface represents the Earth’s land surface.