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What Causes It?
No doubt you've heard of this concept at some point in your life. It's a hot topic of conversations - the greenhouse effect.
How Does It Work?
Anyway, greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation are major contributors to the greenhouse effect.
The greenhouse gases are atmospheric gases that are responsible for causing the greenhouse effect. Some of the greenhouse gases are water vapour, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, halogenated fluorocarbons, ozone, perfluorinated carbons, and hydro fluorocarbons.
Deforestation, the combustion of trees, can greatly intensify the greenhouse effect. Combusting (burning) trees emits a huge amount of carbon dioxide, classified as a greenhouse gas. The decrease in the number of trees also means there will be less trees to convert C02 into oxygen. This inbalance in C02 emitted and absorbed leaves more greenhouse gas in our atmosphere.
There is little doubt that the greenhouse effect is caused by human activities. Having studied all the data, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC) declared, "the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate."
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