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What are the Greenhouse Gases? – INFOGRAPHIC

Janet Cornett July 27, 2018 0

Greenhouse Gases both Absorb and Emit Radiation. They are a group of compounds which trap heat inside the Earth’s atmosphere. A fundamental cause of the greenhouse effect, they increase the temperature of the Earth’s surface, create global warming, and cause climate change.


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The Prime Suspects

Carbon Dioxide [CO2]

Emitted by the Burning of:

  • Fossil Fuels – Coal, Oil, Natural Gas
  • Solid Waste
  • Trees
  • Wood Products

Result of Chemical Reactions, such as:

  • Cement Manufacturing

Removed from the Atmosphere through Absorption by Plants

Methane [CH4]

Emitted by:

  • Production and Transportation of Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas
  • Agricultural Practices
  • Livestock
  • Organic Waste Decay in Solid Waste Landfills

Nitrous Oxide [N20]

Emitted by:

  • Agricultural Practices
  • Industrial Activities
  • Fossil Fuel Combustion
  • Solid Waste Combustion

Fluorinated Gases

Examples include:

  • Hydrofluorocarbons
  • Nitrogen Trifluoride
  • Perfluorocarbons
  • Sulfur Hexafluoride

Emitted by:

  • Various Industrial Processes

Effect on Climate

The Effect Each Gas Has on Global Climate Change Depends On:

  • The amount of gas in the atmosphere – its concentration or abundance
  • The amount of time the gas remains in the atmosphere
  • The strength of the gas’s impact on the atmosphere

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