any of the gases whose absorption of solar radiation is responsible for the greenhouse effect, including carbon dioxide, methane, ozone, and the fluorocarbons.
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How to use greenhouse gas in a sentence
Pandemic stay-at-home orders may have curbed some greenhouse gas emissions last year.2020 was warmest year on record for Earth’s oceans | Maria Temming | February 10, 2021 | Science News For Students
And, while Pepco does not own power plants, we know there are actions we can take to reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of our own operations, including our buildings, fleet and grid, and help our customers and communities do the same.ADVERTORIAL | Pepco’s Commitment to Our Customers and the Climate | Advertorial | February 5, 2021 | Washington Blade
If the statement is indeed part of a sea change among automakers, the implications for greenhouse gas emissions are enormous.GM wants its cars to be fully electric by 2035. Here’s what that could mean for auto emissions. | Ula Chrobak | February 4, 2021 | Popular-Science
Local governments have to come up with their own unique ways of curbing greenhouse gases outside of what they’re already required to do and make sure the effort is scientifically sound.
The greenhouse gases released now won’t just have consequences in the coming year but also in decades to come, Vamborg says.Analyze This: 2020 ties with 2016 for hottest year on record | Carolyn Wilke | February 3, 2021 | Science News For Students
It's also become the largest energy producer in the world, even while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.Politics End In Halifax As Democratic and GOP Senators Seek Common Ground on National Security | Tim Mak | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Under unusually blue skies in Beijing, the American and Chinese presidents vow cooperation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Obama and Xi Jinping Say They’ll Work Together to Save Environment | Ben Leung | November 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For example, in British Columbia, greenhouse gas emissions might go up, while in Saskatchewan, they would plummet.
When a pumpkin is sent to the landfill, it rots, emitting methane, an alarmingly potent greenhouse gas.
Nevertheless, commensurate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions have not been made.30 Years to Catastrophe—Bill McKibben’s Mission to Save Us | Mark Hertsgaard | September 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for greenhouse gas
any gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect
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Scientific definitions for greenhouse gas
Any of the atmospheric gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation produced by solar warming of the Earth's surface. They include carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), and water vapor. Although greenhouse gases occur naturally in the atmosphere, the elevated levels especially of carbon dioxide and methane that have been observed in recent decades are directly related, at least in part, to human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels and the deforestation of tropical forests.
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