Greenhouse Gas News

Greenhouse gases are gases in Earth’s atmosphere that trap heat by absorbing infrared radiation. The most common greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), water vapor (H2O), nitrous oxide (N2O), and fluorinated gases. These gases allow sunlight to enter the atmosphere freely, where the Earth absorbs the solar energy and re-emits it as heat. Greenhouse gases trap some of this heat, and holding it within the atmosphere, which warms the planet. This natural process is known as the greenhouse effect and is crucial for creating the conditions that sustain life on Earth. However, human activities, particularly the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation, have significantly increased the concentrations of these gases, enhancing the greenhouse effect and leading to global warming and climate change.