The Greenhouse Effect

The Greenhouse Effect is a natural phenomenon that occurs when certain gases in the Earth's atmosphere trap heat from the sun, causing the temperature of the planet to rise. This warming effect is important for life on Earth, as it keeps the planet warm enough to support liquid water and sustain life. However, the burning of fossil fuels and other human activities have released large amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, causing the greenhouse effect to become stronger and the planet to warm at an accelerated rate. This process is referred to as global warming and is causing significant impacts on the Earth's climate and ecosystems. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and slowing the rate of global warming is a critical challenge facing society today.