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The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming 101

global warming average temp since 1880

Ever wonder what the greenhouse effect is all about? What are greenhouse gases anyway? For a sneak peek at our new Climate Impacts page, read on:

What are Greenhouse Gases and the Greenhouse Effect?

Greenhouse gases (GHGs) are invisible chemical compounds found normally in our environment and atmosphere. The greenhouse gases found in our upper atmosphere trap infrared radiation generated by the sun creating a protective blanket around the Earth. This “greenhouse effect” creates the conditions that make Earth a warm and welcoming place for life.

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