What is a greenhouse gas that is helpful high in the atmosphere but is pollutant on the ground?
Ozone, which blocks ultraviolet A and B high in the atmosphere, but is toxic to animal life when close to the ground.
ozone in our atmosphere is a gas. it is a form of oxygen with three oxygen atom instead of two, O3. In our stratosphere, the ozone layer, ozone is very helpful to life on earth because it helps filter out harmful UV rays from the sun. However at ground level it is considered a pollutant. Ozone is also a greenhouse gas. Ozone can be cooled to form a liquid or a solid.
What is a substance that dirties the air water or ground there by harming the living organisms called?
Pollutant With the large-scale development of industries and burning of fossil fuels large amounts of pollutants are being released into the atmosphere. This is causing an imbalance in the environment. For example the release of carbon has lead to the rise in global temperature because of the greenhouse effect.
Earth's atmosphere is mainly heated from the ground up because the heat is absorbed into the ground. The warmed surface of the earth then emits heat as infrared radiation which rises into the atmosphere. There the greenhouse gases like water vapour, carbon dioxide and methane absorb and hold the heat.