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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Greenhouse Gases Factsheet

Title:
Greenhouse Gases Factsheet

Abstract:
The greenhouse effect is a natural phenomenon that insulates the Earth from the cold of space. As incoming solar radiation is absorbed and re-emitted back from the Earth's surface as infrared energy, greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere prevent some of this heat from escaping into space, instead reflecting the energy back to further warm the surface. Human activities that produce GHGs (anthropogenic) amplify the greenhouse effect. Anthropogenic GHG emissions are modifying the Earth's energy balance between incoming solar radiation and the heat released back into space, resulting in climate change.

URL:
http://css.snre.umich.edu/sites/default/files/Greenhouse_Gases_Factsheet_CSS05-21_0.pdf

Source:
Center for Sustainable Systems - University of Michigan

Resource Type:
Fact sheet/checklist

Date of Publication:
August 2016

Associated Sectors:

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