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1

what is the greenhouse effect?

the greenhouse effect is a process that occurs when gases in the Earth's atmosphere trap the sun's heat, causing the temperature of the atmosphere to rise.

2

what is the enhanced greenhouse effect?

the enhanced greenhouse effect refers to human activities that are adding to the warming of the atmosphere due to the greenhouse effect.

3

what is climate?

the climate is defined as the long term patterns of temperature, humidity, wind, etc. in an area.

4

what is global warming?

global warming is a scientific theory that suggests that the temperature of the Earth's atmosphere is rising.

5

what are the six main greenhouse gases?

carbon dioxide, methane, water vapour, nitrous oxide and CFC's

6

what human activities are contributing to the enhanced greenhouse effect?

burning fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas, agriculture and land clearing.

7

what causes the greenhouse effect?

radiation from the sun penetrates into the earth's atmosphere, the greenhouse gases created as a result of combustion cause the heat to get trapped in the atmosphere, contributing to the rising temperature of the earth's atmosphere.

8

what are some of the possible solutions to mitigate the greenhouse effect?

-using more renewable energy sources such as solar and wind to combat the combustion of fossil fuels which prevents deforestation and mining.
- consuming a more plant-based diet