Consequences of the greenhouse effect
- Introduction - Case abstract
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Over the past decade, the fear of increasing atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions has resulted in a significant disruption of the climate. This trepidation has left the research laboratories to become a real social issue. First, it must be said that there are two types of greenhouse gases: the first is natural, and the second is anthropogenic. The exchanges of energy between our planet and the space happen through the filter of the atmosphere. The latter is a very thin envelope and plays an essential role in the distribution and processing of energy received from the sun.
In particular, the atmosphere acts very differently on solar radiation and terrestrial radiation: it allows and prevents the discharge a large part of the second. This difference is the source of the natural greenhouse effect, called so by analogy with what happens in a greenhouse. This effect is highly beneficial for the planet: in its absence, the average surface temperature would be -18 C instead of 15 C. This warming is so important for living organisms, and can be attributed to some atmospheric gases: water vapor, carbon dioxide, ozone and methane in particular.
Variations in the greenhouse have played an extremely important role in the history of the Earth, including life, that is to say, the extinction and the emergence of new species. Most greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are naturally occurring. But some of them are solely of anthropogenic origin, or have their concentration in the atmosphere, and have increased due to human activity. This applies, in particular, to ozone, carbon dioxide, methane and CFCs. The concentration of carbon dioxide has increased by 30% since the pre industrial era.
Tags: increase of atmospheric greenhouse gas; disruption of climate; greenhouse gas emission increased by human activity; anthropogenic origin; increase in industrial activity;