Greenhouse Gas Effect
Definition - What does Greenhouse Gas Effect mean?
The greenhouse gas effect is a natural process in which the earth is heated by the sun's rays. The earth's atmosphere reflects some of the sun's heat back into space, while the remainder is absorbed into our atmosphere by gases like carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, ozone, and water vapor.
Safeopedia explains Greenhouse Gas Effect
Modern day living practices have greatly increased the quantity of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. A primary contributor to this increase in greenhouse gases is the massive consumption of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas. Atmospheric gases are essential for sustaining life on earth, but with the rise in gases being emitted by industrial processes, the atmospheric gas content is too high. This enhances the greenhouse effect, leading to increased temperatures around the globe. Modern agricultural practices and land clearing are also contributing to the greenhouse gas effect.