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Greenhouse Gases

What are Greenhouse Gases ? 

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The problem we now face is that human actions - particularly the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) and land clearing - are increasing the concentrations of these gases, creating the prospect of significant global climate change.

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Carbon dioxide emissions resulting from direct human activities have perpetuated the global carbon cycle. Thus the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere is now about 20% higher than 200 years ago. Burning of oil, coal and natural gas, and the clearing and burning of vegetation, are the main causes of the rise. This gas makes the biggest contribution to the enhanced greenhouse effect (about 70%).