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What Are Greenhouse Gases?

We often hear about greenhouse gases needing to be reduced, but what are they?  And why do they need to be reduced? Learn all about it, here.

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Greenhouse gases (GHGs) got their name because they’re responsible for trapping heat in the atmosphere — just like a greenhouse does.
93% of all greenhouse gas in the atmosphere is carbon dioxide (CO2). What are some other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere?
GHGs do not control the day-to-day weather. Their influence is felt in long-term effects like average temperature, sea levels, and precipitation.
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Although some GHGs are necessary for life on earth, the amount we humans have sent into the atmosphere has created a dangerous imbalance that now threatens our way of life and ultimately our survival. Find out why.

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