Green House Effect

The greenhouse effect increases the temperature of the Earth by trapping heat in our atmosphere. This keeps the temperature of the Earth higher than it would be if direct heating by the Sun was the only source of warming. When sunlight reaches the surface of the Earth, some of it is absorbed which warms the ground and some bounces back to space as heat. Greenhouse gases that are in the atmosphere absorb and then redirect some of this heat back towards the Earth. The greenhouse effect is a major factor in keeping the Earth warm because it keeps some of the planet’s heat that would otherwise escape from the atmosphere out to space. In fact, without the greenhouse effect the Earth’s average global temperature would be much colder and life on Earth as we know it would not be possible.

By – Assistant Professor – Miss Izenti Reang
Forestry Department
Uttaranchal (P.G.) College Of Bio-Medical Sciences & Hospital