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The Global Greenhouse Effect
Carbon Dioxide, Nitrous Oxide & Methane
allow short-wave radiation (light) to pass on through.
But short wave radiation (light) is converterted to long wave radiation(heat) upon striking hard dark objects in our atmosphere. These three-atommolecules are relatively opaque to long-wave radiation (heat) and trap the heat.
This creates a "Greenhouse Effect" and may cause chaotic terrestrial climate imbalances.©S.K.Lowe1996-2004