Heat Pollution

The Greenhouse affect

What is the Greenhouse Effect?

The Earth is wrapped in a blanket of air called the 'atmosphere', which is made up of several layers of gases. The sun is much hotter than the Earth and it gives off rays of heat (radiation) that travel through the atmosphere and reach the Earth. The rays of the sun warm the Earth, and heat from the Earth then travels back into the atmosphere. The gases in the atmosphere stop some of the heat from escaping into space. These gases are called greenhouse gases and the natural process between the sun, the atmosphere and the Earth is called the 'Greenhouse Effect The atmosphere has a number of gases, often in tiny amounts, which trap the heat given out by the Earth.

To make sure that the Earth's temperature remains constant, the balance of these gases in the atmosphere must not be upset.

The Diagram representing the Greenhouse Effect

How does the Greenhouse impacts the environment?

The greenhouse effect increases the temperature of the Earth by trapping heat in our atmosphere.This keeps the temperature of the Earth higher than it would be if direct heating by the Sun was the only source of warming.
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How can you reduce the Greenhouse Effect?

-Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

-Use Less Heat and Air Conditioning

-Replace Your Light Bulbs

-Drive Less and Drive Smart

-Use Less Hot Water

-Use the "Off" Switch

-Encourage Others to Conserve

The Greenhouse Effect