The Greenhouse Effect: Warming the Planet

The Greenhouse Effect: Warming the Planet

Hardback Exploring Science

By (author) Darlene R Stille, Consultant editor Robert Davis, Consultant editor Jr. Terrence E Young, Consultant editor Rosemary G Palmer

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  • Format: Hardback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 231mm x 10mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Minneapolis, MN
  • ISBN 10: 075651956X
  • ISBN 13: 9780756519568

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Gases in the atmosphere, known as greenhouse gases, are causing Earth s temperature to rise. These gases let rays of heat and light through the atmosphere. The greenhouse gases trap some of these rays, which heat the atmosphere. While our planet needs a certain level of greenhouse gases to support life, too much can lead to global warming, the overheating of Earth s atmosphere. By understanding how the greenhouse effect works and identifying what pollutants are adding to the problem, we can help prevent the devastating effects of global warming."

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