Without the greenhouse effect, our planet would be too cold to inhabit, but it's currently a major cause of global warming. What is the greenhouse effect, and why is it such a conundrum?
- The greenhouse effect is a process whereby gases in our atmosphere trap heat close to the Earth's surface.
- The greenhouse effect enables humans to survive by increasing global temperatures.
- Burning fossil fuels, deforestation and agriculture all increase the amount of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere.
- Human activities are accelerating the greenhouse effect.