Carbon in the Atmosphere: The Greenhouse Gas

Video Segment |02:20

Carbon in the Atmosphere: The Greenhouse Gas

Video Segment |02:20

Most atmospheric carbon is in the form of carbon dioxide. It has the property of retaining radiant heat and is thus referred to as a greenhouse gas. Global warming might be a result of too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Plants can’t uptake the huge amounts of carbon dioxide released by motor vehicles, power plants, and factories.


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Related Topics

  • atmosphere
  • carbon
  • carbon cycle
  • carbon dioxide
  • coal
  • fossil fuel
  • gasoline
  • global warming
  • greenhouse effect
  • greenhouse gas
  • heat

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