The Greenhouse Effect

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The Greenhouse Effect

  • The temperature of the earth is a balance between the heat from the sun and the heat radiated back into space
  • Gases in the atmosphere naturally act like an insulating layer; they absorb the heat that would be radiated into space and re-radiate it in all directions, including back to earth
  • If this didn't happen then at night it would be extremely cold
  • There are several different gases that help keep the heat in (called greenhouse gases), the main ones…


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