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What Are Greenhouse Gases? 25

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.
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93% of all greenhouse gas in the atmosphere is carbon dioxide (CO2). What are some other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere?
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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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A DANGEROUS IMBALANCE

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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  • Deborah W. 1 year ago
    Global warming - climate change are a reality. We must face it and full responsibility.
  • Marc C. 1 year ago
    Too bad that Republicans don't believe in Global Warming, & Science. :(
    • Sterling H. 1 year ago
      Political parties are no fun. Were's the free food and live entertainment.
    • candace w. 1 year ago
      Well THIS Republican believes in recycling and keeping American clean. Can we not have a good time on here without politics.
    • anna d. 1 year ago
      The Republican Party officially does not, unfortunately, and the current regime's made terrible environmental decisions with overwhelming approval from seated Republicans.

      http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/10/04/the-politics-of-climate/
      http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/366400-the-white-house-abandoned-the-environment-and-public-health-in
    • VICKI R. 22 days ago
      Candace, I agree with you 100%. I am also a Republican and I believe in recycling and helping keep the climate and air safe. And Keep America Clean is my moto. I do not think it has anything to do with politics.
  • Colleen T. 1 year ago
    We recycle most everything.
  • candace w. 1 year ago
    since I started on here I have gotten more and more into recycling. I enjoy doing it and love my free magazines I get from points from learning about the correct way to recycle
    • Paul D. 22 days ago
      Trouble is, that's about the only "reward" available for points. You have to
      buy something to save on just about everything else.

      Years ago you could get much more for points. They should offer more!
    • VICKI R. 22 days ago
      I agree they should offer more, I like it when they have the gift cards probably once a year. I have never won, but I enjoy trying.
    • Paul D. 21 days ago
      The gift card "raffles" are usually 4 times/year- each season. That's
      about the only time I try too. Also never won!
  • Don M. 1 year ago
    Love to recycle
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