Advertisement Remove all ads

Describe the ‘Greenhouse Effect’ in Your Own Words. - Science

Advertisement Remove all ads
Advertisement Remove all ads
Advertisement Remove all ads

Describe the Greenhouse Effect in your own words.

Advertisement Remove all ads


Greenhouse effect may lead to global warming, i.e., an overall increase in the average temperature of the Earth. Greenhouse effect is caused by greenhouse gases. Examples of greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapour. When solar radiations reach the Earth, some of these radiations are absorbed by earth and then released back to the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases present in the atmosphere trap these radiations and do not allow heat to leave. This helps in keeping our planet warm and thus, helps in human survival. However, an indiscriminate increase in the amount of greenhouse gases can lead to excessive increase in the Earth’s temperature leading to global warming.

Concept: Green House Effect
  Is there an error in this question or solution?


NCERT Class 8 Science
Chapter 18 Pollution of Air and Water
Q 8 | Page 251
Advertisement Remove all ads

View all notifications

      Forgot password?
View in app×