Greenhouse Effect By: lIzzy moore

How does the greenhouse effect cause climate change?

Greenhouse effect is the main reason for climate change. Gases absorb heat so little escape into space. By learning about the greenhouse effect we can find out ways to stop it.

Forcing and feedback gases are part of greenhouse gases. Forcing gases don't change from temperatures and trap the heat in the atmosphere. Feedback gases, like water vapor, react to the temperatures. As temperatures heat up, water vapor increases, which causes more rain.

Why is the greenhouse effect important?

The greenhouse effect is crucial for life on Earth. Without it, there would not be enough heat. But by increasing greenhouse gases and adding to the greenhouse effect: glaciers melt, sea levels rise, droughts and changes in precipitation occur

What is known about the greenhouse effect and how have scientists found out about it in the past?

It is known that: the Earth is, and will continue, heating up, the sea levels will rise, and that some gases are cooling the Earth down. This is known from using satellites to measure the amounts of greenhouse gases around the world. Gas bubbles in ice are tested to see what the carbon levels were in the past. Climate models are used to represent the sun, Earth's orbit and volcanic eruptions, to roll them out on not being the case of the greenhouse effect.

What is still unknown about the greenhouse effect and how are scientists trying to find the answers?

It is unknown as to how much warmer the Earth will get, how different regions will be affected, how fast sea levels will rise, how serious of a threat is it to life and when the world will become a dystopian society. It is also unknown on how to fix it. Scientists have been working on how to fix it by finding a way to remove CO2 from the air and store it underground

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