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Greenhouse effect - Reasons

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A) Even if you do not believe in the concept, describe the greenhouse effect
b) Name three gases that might be responsible for the greenhouse effect

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This solution provides a detailed explanation of the greenhouse gas effect and a list of the main gasses responsible for the effect.

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The greenhouse effect is an increase in the temperature of a planet as heat energy from sunlight is trapped by the gaseous atmosphere.

Out of the incoming solar radiation, the reflected solar radiation accounts for 30% of the earth's total radiation: on average, 6% of the incoming solar radiation is reflected by the atmosphere, 20% is reflected by clouds, and 4% is reflected by the surface.

The remaining 70% ...

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