P2c- Global Warming

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What happens to IR radiation as it hits the atmosphere?
It is absorbed
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In what ways does carbon dioxide naturally occur?
Natural forest fires, volcanic eruptions, decay of dead plant and animal matter, escapes from the oceans, respiration.
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In what ways is carbon dioxide produced by humans?
Burning fossil fuels, waste incineration, deforestation and cement manufacturing
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Why is water vapour the most significant greenhouse gas?
Almost all of it occurs naturally and half of the greenhouse effect is due to water vapour
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Explain the greenhouse effect
Electromagnetic radiation from the sun has a relatively short wavelength. The radiation is absorbed and warms the Earth, and the earth re radiates it as IR radiation with a long wavelength , which is absorbed by the GH gases which warms the atmospher
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In what ways does carbon dioxide naturally occur?

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Natural forest fires, volcanic eruptions, decay of dead plant and animal matter, escapes from the oceans, respiration.

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In what ways is carbon dioxide produced by humans?

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Why is water vapour the most significant greenhouse gas?

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Explain the greenhouse effect

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