Greenhouse effect

Greenhouse effect

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Uploaded 21 Feb 2012 by GRID-Arendal
Year: 2005 Author: Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Human activities are causing greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere to increase. This graphic explains how solar energy is absorbed by the earth's surface, causing the earth to warm and to emit infrared radiation. The greenhouse gases then trap the infrared radiation, thus warming the atmosphere.
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