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STUDENT LAST NAME 1 Student Name Lecturer Biology 12 December 2015 Catalytic converters on automobiles The greenhouse effect is the “increase in temperature of the earth’s troposphere due to increasing greenhouse gases” (Jacobson 263). Greenhouse gases include methane, water vapour, nitrogen (IV) oxide, carbon (IV) oxide and fluorinated gases. The carbon (IV) oxide is the major greenhouse because most of the human activities release it into the atmosphere. Majorly humans rely on burning of fossil fuels to generate energy and this releases the Carbon (IV) Oxide as shown in the chemical equation below: C (s) +O 2 (g) → CO 2 (g) The greenhouse occurs as greenhouse gases let shortwave rays from the sun pass through the atmosphere. The earth absorbs sunlight, warms, and then re-radiates longwave radiation (infrared). Greenhouse gases absorb the long wave radiation; this heats the atmosphere that after that radiates the long wave radiation in all directions. In Nature an online journal by
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