The greenhouse effect is the process by which the atmosphere traps some of the sun’s energy, warming the Earth and moderating our climate. A human-driven increase in ‘greenhouse gases’ has enhanced this effect artificially. These greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide, produced by burning fossil fuels and through deforestation, methane, released from agriculture, animals and landfill sites, and nitrous oxide, resulting from agricultural production plus a variety of industrial chemicals.
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