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Environmental Pollution Studies$
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Gerry Best

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780853239239

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313035

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Global warming

Global warming

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(p.96) 10. Global warming
Source:
Environmental Pollution Studies
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853239239.003.0010

This chapter discusses global warming as a result of the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is the mechanism whereby the sun's rays reaches the atmosphere and the gas layer allows short-wave solar radiation to pass through and warm the earth's surface. The gases responsible for causing the greenhouse effect are carbon dioxide, water vapour, methane, nitrous oxide and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). When the levels of these greenhouse gases increase, the overall temperature of the earth will increase. The chapter also presents some arguments about global warming and its impact on climate and agriculture.

Keywords:   greenhouse effect, global warming, solar radiation, climate, agriculture

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