“Greenhouses” are glass buildings which heat up and provide suitable living conditions for plants by retaining solar radiation in the roofs and walls. Think about the Earth’s greenhouse effect in a similar way.
The Greenhouse Effect
Greenhouse gases warm the atmosphere by trapping heat.
- Some of the heat that radiates out from the ground is trapped by greenhouse gases in the troposphere.
- Acts as insulation for the planet
- Warming of atmosphere because of insulation by greenhouse gases is called greenhouse effect
- Component of atmosphere that moderate Earth’s temperatures