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How are greenhouse gasses produced?

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2016-01-05 10:54:02

  1. Water vapour is produced from lakes, rivers and oceans.

    It is a natural greenhouse gas and we cannot control it.

  2. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is produced naturally in the carbon

    cycle from trees, land and ocean. Extra CO2 is produced by burning

    fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas).

  3. Methane is produced from fermenting and rotting

    vegetation, and from ruminant animals like cattle. Global warming

    is causing tundra and frozen lakes to melt, releasing frozen

    methane.


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2016-01-05 10:53:05

  1. Water vapour is produced from lakes, rivers and oceans.

    It is a natural greenhouse gas and we cannot control it.

  2. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is produced naturally in the carbon

    cycle from trees, land and ocean. Extra CO2 is produced by burning

    fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas).

  3. Methane is produced from fermenting and rotting

    vegetation, and from ruminant animals like cattle. Global warming

    is causing tundra and frozen lakes to melt, releasing frozen

    methane.

Water vapor makes up roughly 75% of all greenhouse gas forcing.

It makes up roughly 95% of all of the green house gases in our

atmosphere. This is done through the evaporation of water and is a

natural process.

The second largest force in terms of green houses gases is CO2.

This makes up 9 to 26% of all green house heating. 94% of this gas

is produced through the rotting of dead plants. Man is responsible

for the remaining 6% of this gas. Man produces this gas by burning

that material that would rot or by the burning of fossil fuels to

mover cars, heat homes or fuel industry. The largest single portion

of this is produced (over 50%) by heating and powering homes. Man

also prevents a great deal of CO2 from being produced by using

lumber that is cut from forests. This causes a artificial carbon

sink. The wood inside a structure decays slower and thereby does

not enter the atmosphere.

The remaining gases make up virtually no additional heating.

The largest source of removing CO2 from our atmosphere is our

oceans. They remove 70% of the CO2.

Having said this we can determine how these gases are made. 80

to 90% of all greenhouse gases are made by water evaporating from

the oceans. Another 10 to 20% are made from rotting vegetation or

life forms that have died and are decaying.

The remaining 0.28% is man made. Over half of this is due to our

homes. Heating, air conditioning and power for our homes make up

OVER 50% of what we create. The remaining 0.13% (or other half from

man) is due to our transportation needs. These includes bringing

vegetables and fruit from other areas to our local tables.

Another example of man producing CO2 is to exhale. Another issue

such as METHANE would be through farting. Man is not alone as the

animals contribute to green house gases as well. As for the

planets, they love us and take in the CO2 and release another

greenhouse gas we all call OXYGEN.

  1. Take a look at H2O and let it evaporate into HYDROGEN and

    OXYGEN. When the gases reach altitude they bond and form rain

    clouds and then come back down as H2O.


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