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Important Climate Change Terminology
How the greenhouse effect works button Causes of Climate Change
Effects of Climate-Change and Global Warming buttonEvidence of climate change for kids
What can I do about Climate Change? Other cool things to do on eschooltoday button

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Did you know that in December 1997, in Kyoto, Japan, Canada
and 160 industrialized nations
committed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, as
part of an international agreement
on climate change called The Kyoto Protocol.

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Ozone Depletion
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How does the Greenhouse Effect happen?

OK, let's see how greenhouse gases work in the atmosphere in 5 simple steps... and there is a great video illustration too...How the greenhouse effect happens

explain the greenhouse effectThe earth’s atmosphere is all around us.
It is the air that we breathe.

global warming process

explain the greenhouse effectSunlight enters the Earth’s atmosphere,
passing through the blanket of greenhouse gases.

global warming process

explain the greenhouse effectAs it reaches the earth’s surface, the land
and water absorbs the sunlight’s energy.

global warming process

explain the greenhouse effectOnce absorbed, the energy is sent back into the
atmosphere in the form of infra-red rays.

global warming process

explain the greenhouse effectSome of the energy passes back into space, but much of it remains trapped in the atmosphere by the greenhouse gases, causing our globe (earth) to warm up.

global warming process

explain the greenhouse effectThis warming is what we call Global Warming, and it is caused by the greenhouse effect.

The greenhouse effect is important. Without the greenhouse effect, the earth would not be warm enough for humans to live. But if the greenhouse effect becomes stronger, it could make the earth warmer than usual. Even a little extra warming of the earth may cause problems for humans, plants and animals.

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