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Green House Gasses (GHG)
Some of the incoming solar radiation to the earth is reflected back from the Earth by clouds, the atmosphere, and the Earth's surface. Some of the solar radiation passes through the atmosphere. About half of the solar radiation is absorbed by the Earth's surface (161 watts per square meter). Solar radiation is converted to heat energy, causing the emission of longwave (infrared) radiation back to the atmosphere. Some of the infrared radiation is absorbed and re-emitted by heat-trapping "greenhouse" gases in the atmosphere.
Greenhouse gas effect
Human activity contributes to greenhouse gas release, which leads to climate change.
The global temperature, which human action is responsible for increasing, will continue rising unless our society takes drastic measures to limit that rise. To minimize the effects of climate change, we must do everything in our power to resist its influence.
While some of the changes will be irreversible for millennia, some can be slowed and others reversed through strong, rapid and sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
While most changes made in global warming are irreversible for millennia, some can be slowed or even reversed using rigorous, immediate, and sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
But beyond 2050, sea level forecasts are typically informed by current emissions patterns. If nations continue on their present pathways, greenhouse gases will anticipate rising by 3 degrees Celsius above estimated temperatures by 2100. Sea levels will very likely climb around 0.7 meters.
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