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What is the greenhouse effect and how can you prevent it?


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October 02, 2013 1:06PM

The natural greenhouse effect is an effect by which certain gasses, such as carbon dioxide, prevent a portion of heat received from the sun from radiating back out into space. It is not something you want to prevent. Without the greenhouse effect Earth would be frozen and lifeless. However, you can reduce the present enhanced greenhouse effect by reducing emissions of greenhouse gasses such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrogen oxides.