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maya bio 3 - Chapter 5 Part 2 The Greenhouse Effect The...

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Chapter 5 Part 2 The Greenhouse Effect - The graph goes up and down to reflect changes in the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide due to the seasons. - During autumn, the leaves drop and plans no longer take up carbon dioxide and atmospheric carbon dioxide levels go up. - During spring, levels drop when plans grow leaves again and start to photosynthesize. - greenhouse effect = gases in the Earth’s atmosphere that absorb some of the infra red radiation - results = the Earth is about 30 degrees Celsius warmer without greenhouse gases; would be too cold to sustain life - name “greenhouse effect” is based on the observation that the temperature inside a greenhouse is higher than outside - carbon dioxide , methane , and oxides of nitrogen are greenhouse gases - all operate on the same principle; methane contributes more - precautionary principle = the concept that someone wishing to take certain kind of action should prove that the action does not cause serious
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