It is easy to dismiss greenhouse effect as the ‘bad guy’ very often, just because of the fact that all sentences one listens to or reads about the sam..
It is easy to dismiss greenhouse effect as the ‘bad guy’ very often, just because of the fact that all sentences one listens to or reads about the same seem to end on a deplorable note with suggestions of a doomsday impending on Earth. On similar lines carbon rich gases too are stuck with a reputation that is not enviable! This article explores the connection that carbon gases have with greenhouse effect, and tries to bring about the true nature of these issues.
As sun bestows an unimaginably huge amount of energy on the Earth in the form of sunlight, a certain part of it is deflected beyond the atmosphere and the rest is received by the Earth’s surface. From here on, the sunlight undergoes several reflections. Slowly, sunlight takes the form of infrared energy that brings about a heating effect. The presence of greenhouse gases, or the carbon rich gases that constitute the category, in the atmosphere creates a blanket that does not allow these gases to escape the atmosphere. These gases include carbon dioxide, methane and ozone and their heat retention effect is called the greenhouse effect, a very essential phenomenon that plays a part in the sustenance of life on Earth.
Greenhouse gases hardly make up anything more than just 1 per cent of the atmosphere of this planet. However, their role in regulating the climate of the Earth is absolutely monumental. Without the presence of such carbon gases, the Earth would be a lot colder (by as much as 30 degrees Celsius), and hence a more difficult place to survive at. The reason for all the bad publicity of carbon gases is the fact that thoughtless advancements and consumerism by humans has led to an unsustainably high concentration of these gases in the atmosphere.