carbon dioxide CO2 is a potent greenhouse gas ghg.
toxic gases that we put in the atmosphere are creating a greenhouse effect, which is warming the planet. The sun's light shines onto the surface, while the gases trap the heat that reflects back from the surface inside the Earth's atmosphere. The greenhouse gases absorb the infrared radiation energy. This warming climate will eventually make the Earth uninhabitable. The world is getting hotter and hotter by the year.
ghg: CO2, CH4, N2O
the Earth's troposphere (the lowest layer of the atmosphere) is filled with a combination of noxious artificial greenhouse gases ghg:
carbon dioxide CO2 methane CH4 nitrous oxide N2O ozone O3 and water vapor
ghg is produced by humans burning fossil fuels: oil, gas and coal. We are leaking dangerously high levels of methane into the atmosphere. We have made the air so bad that it traps heat in the atmosphere causing global warming, a global emergency.
global levels of carbon dioxide CO2 passed 400ppm. 100ppm is a healthy level, and 300ppm is a hazardous concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. We have exceeded all levels of global greenhouse gas emissions.
|world's largest emitters of ghg|
China's greenhouse gas emissions exceeded world: China 27%, US 11%, India 6.6%, EU 6.4%
burning fossil gas produces CO2
gas stoves and ovens produce carbon monoxide CO. Carbon monoxide from your gas kitchen range is the common cause for elevated concentrations in the home.
as the gas burners operate they consume oxygen and emit carbon dioxide and water vapor. After a period of time, the oxygen level in the area begins to drop and the flames consume more carbon dioxide and begin generating large quantities of carbon monoxide.