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1

Explain the rough make-up of the atmosphere

79% Nitrogen
20% Oxygen
0.04% Carbon Dioxide
Other gases and Argon

2

What dominated the early atmosphere?

Carbon Dioxide

3

How did Nitrogen and Oxygen appear in the air?

Nitrogen - Volcanoes
Oxygen - Plants photosynthesized

4

How do greenhouse gases cause global warming?

They absorb heat from the Earth