What are greenhouse gases?
Greenhouse gases are the main culprits responsible for climate change and global warming. Learn more about greenhouse gases here.
Any gas that has the ability to absorb and emit radiant energy within the thermal infrared range can be referred to as a Greenhouse Gas.
In simpler terms, a greenhouse gas can be referred to as a gas present in the earth’s atmosphere that traps the heat that the sunlight brings.
Greenhouse gases are abbreviated as GHG.
Some of the major greenhouse gases are:
|Greenhouse Gas||Chemical Formula||Global Warming Potential||Atmospheric Lifetime (years)|
|Chlorofluorocarbon - 12||CCl2F2||10,900||100|