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The Greenhouse Effect: A Looming Threat to Our Planet

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A comprehensive analysis of the greenhouse effect and its consequences.

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Two hundred years after the discovery of the greenhouse effect, a new animation of our atmosphere shows how humans add more carbon dioxide, exacerbating global warming.

The second of five major greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide (CO2) is primarily released through the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas.

The Fund will provide competitive grants to mobilize financing and leverage private capital for clean energy and climate projects that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Greenhouse gas concentrations, global sea level, and ocean heat content reached record highs in 2022, according to the 33rd annual State of the Climate report.

Eunice Newton Foote showed that carbon dioxide traps the heat of the sun in 1856, beating the so-called father of the greenhouse effect by several years.

A simulated planet goes from a habitable Earth-like heaven to an inhospitable Venus-like hell as the result of a runaway greenhouse effect, highlighting the dire consequences of unchecked carbon emissions.

Human activities, particularly the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation, are causing world temperatures to rise, posing serious threats to people and nature.

The greenhouse effect has led to a rise in extreme weather events, including droughts, heatwaves, and hurricanes, with devastating consequences for communities worldwide.

The agriculture sector is highly vulnerable to the greenhouse effect, as rising temperatures and changing precipitation patterns disrupt crop growth and reduce yields.

Irrigation has emerged as a promising climate change adaptation strategy, reducing crop vulnerability to drought and heat stress.

The greenhouse effect also impacts the world's oceans, leading to coral bleaching, ocean acidification, and the loss of marine biodiversity.

Efforts to mitigate the greenhouse effect include transitioning to renewable energy sources, improving energy efficiency, and implementing sustainable land-use practices.

Designed and built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, this science instrument will be part of an effort led by the agency to monitor greenhouse gas emissions from space.

International cooperation is crucial in addressing the greenhouse effect, as its impacts transcend national boundaries and require a collective effort to mitigate climate change.

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