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Learn How GHGs Affect Global Temperatures

Find out how an imbalance in greenhouse gases leads to widespread changes. 

Updated On 1/05/2017 | Originally Published On 11/19/2015
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Over millions of years, Earth developed a system to regulate global temperatures: Heat sources and “sinks” that balanced each other out to maintain the perfect average temperature. But because GHGs have been released in large amounts by unnatural sources, that balance has gotten completely out of whack.

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  • Maria C. 3 years ago
    this is great information.
  • Linda W. 4 years ago
    Well anyway, this country had been working the petroleum industry for quite a while before Trump! It goes WAY back. But at least we had made some progress before his administration came along.
  • Lee M. 4 years ago
    glad to learn how long GHG's stay in the atmosphere, worst is yet to come?
  • margie L. 4 years ago
    these facts leave quite an impression on the mind and are quite troubling. to think people are still denying that global warming exists!
  • Karen K. 5 years ago
    Fine. Now, what are we going to do about all the hot air from Trump, let alone the rest of the hash he's making of our environmental problems?
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