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Greenhouse Gases: The reasons, The cause for Global Warming.

What are greenhouse gases? Greenhouse gases are a group of chemicals that absorb and emit infrared radiation. These gases are responsible for trapping heat around the Earth, causing global warming. Carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), methane (CH 4 ), nitrous oxide (N 2 O) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF 6 ) are some examples of greenhouse. Greenhouse gases include water vapour and carbon dioxide (CO2), which make up 85% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Other important greenhouse gases include methane, nitrous oxide, sulphur hexafluoride and several other fluorinated hydrocarbons (F-HFCs). F-HFCs have been associated with global warming since their discovery in 1985 but their role in climate change has been debated for years because they do not last long in the atmosphere compared to CO2 or CH4 . How does they effect us. The earth's surface warms during the day when the light beams through the atmosphere.The earth's surface cools at night, redistributing heat into the atmosphere.However, part of the heat is captured by the atmosphere's greenhouse gases.That is what maintains the earth's average temperature of 14 °C (57 °F). What would happen if these green house gases increase in the atmosphere and capture heat that is more that required? Think.. Different Types of Green House Gases

Carbon dioxide. CO2 is produced by the burning of organic materials such as wood, fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas and also by industrial processes such as cement manufacturing. CO2 concentration has increased by 50% since the Industrial Revolution began in the 1800s, due to human activities like the burning of fossil fuels and large-scale deforestation. CO2 is the main contributor to climate change. Methane Methane is a greenhouse gas. It is produced by natural sources such as wetlands, and human-influenced sources such as coal mining, ruminant digestion (cows), and rice agriculture. However the natural balance has been disturbed by human activity. Cattle farming, rice farming, landfill waste dumps, and conventional oil and gas production all release significant volumes of methane into the atmosphere. Nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide is produced by natural sources such as oceans, soils, and nitrogen fixation; however human activities such as soil cultivation and the combustion of fossil fuels has increased the production by multiple folds. It is also known as laughing gas (nitrous oxide has a distinctive smell that resembles peppermint). Water vapour A naturally occurring greenhouse gas formed through evaporation from oceans, lakes, rivers and wet land surfaces into the atmosphere. It is responsible for approximately three-quarters of Earth's natural greenhouse effect. Water vapour only lingers for a few days as opposed to other GHG, which can stay in the atmosphere for hundreds of years. Man Made Green House Gases Although the set of gases listed above are created naturally, their rising atmospheric concentration is a result of human activity. The three industrial fluorinated gases, on the other hand—hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), perfluorocarbons (PFC), and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6)—are all created by humans through industrial processes and do not naturally occur. They are incredibly powerful despite being present in the environment in very small amounts because of how well they trap heat. Hydrofluorocarbons used mainly in refrigeration equipment, air conditioning systems and aerosol propellants. They are also used in insulating foams, solvents and fire extinguishers. HFCs are a group of chemicals that contain hydrogen, fluorine and carbon. Perfluorocarbons Emitted during aluminum smelting and semiconductor manufacturing. Sulphur hexafluoride is used mainly in the electricity industry as an insulating gas in high voltage switch gear equipment and in magnesium casting manufacture. What can be done to reduce greenhouse gases? Greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by transitioning away from fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas and toward renewable energy like solar and wind. From simple daily changes like reusing and recycling to larger lifestyle decisions like switching to electric vehicles, we can all help to protect our planet. What are we doing to reduce greenhouse gases? As you can see, there is a wide range of greenhouse gases out there. We all have a part to play in helping reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that are being produced and sent into the atmosphere. You can make an effort towards reducing your own emissions by using our Force. We have created a "Climate Action Task Force" using our App that empowers Individual user to reduce carbon emission voluntarily from every household in the world. We are investing in clean and green projects all over the world. We are creating educational content online and offline to empower users with education about GHG reductions. So, what are you waiting for Join the force today.!!


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