The Greenhouse Effect

Essay by matthew.beyersHigh School, 12th gradeA+, December 2004

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The Greenhouse Effect

The greenhouse effect occurs when gases

such as methane, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and CFCs trap heat in the

atmosphere by acting as a pane of glass in a car. The glass lets

the sunlight in to make heat, but when the heat tries to get out the gases

absorb the heat. Holding this heat in causes heat waves, droughts,

and climate changes which could alter our way of living.

The main gases that cause the greenhouse

effect are water vapor, carbon dioxide (CO2), and methane, which comes

mainly from animal manure. Other gases like nitrogen oxide and chloroflurocarbons,

man made gases, get caught in the atmosphere as well. The decay of

animals and respiration are two main natural sources of carbon dioxide.

In my opinion, we the people of the world should try to slow down the emission

of greenhouse gases and/or find ways to balance the gases so the climate

doesn't change so rapidly.

If it did, we would be forced to adapt

to the new climate that we brought upon ourselves. If we had an international

cooperation to put a damper on the production of chloroflurocarbons and

slowed down the use of fossil fuels it would dramatically slow done the

process of 'global warming'. Carbon dioxide pollution from the increase

of industry and transportation is a major cause of global warming.

These two causes are connected with the growth in the world population.

As the population grows the necessity for food and other products increase,

therefore industry must grow to keep up with the demand. The increase

in transportation is directly due to the growing population and the need

for jobs and the growing congestion on our highways. Another cause

in global warming is deforestation. Trees remove carbon dioxide from

the air as they...