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Greenhouse Effect When one starts a car or burns wood the last thought on their mind isthe consequences to these actions Unfortunately the daily dangers to earth are notwidely know Due to the constant change of society this planet must cope with variousproblems One of the most important ecological structures is the ozone layer The sameshield that protects us from the suns deadly radiation can also act as a blanketengulfing us in heat This situation is know as the greenhouse effect What is thegreenhouse effect what causes it and what can be done to control it The problem of global warming has been around for some time now Though not until recentlyhas it become a priority So important that figures such as Vice President Al Gore havespoken out Many are realizing that the greenhouse effect is not something to be putaside yet rather something to be worked on and studied The greenhouse effectdisplays that nature is not immune to our presence Kralijic 1992 Ways must befound to lessen the threat of this growing crisis If this effect were to continue andgrow the earths population would be exposed to serious threatsCarbon dioxide is essential for plants who use it for photosynthesis yet too much canlead to serious threats The problem lies in the disruption of Greenhouse Effect 3the balance between how much carbon dioxide plants intake and what our populationproduces If this natural filtering process is unbalanced the atmosphere will receive toomuch carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases Once these gases form in the atmospherethey act as barriers trapping in heat and warming the earth This process is not new In fact without the greenhouse effect the average surfacetemperature of the earth would be about 59 Fahrenheit degrees lower than it is todayLong before civilization intervened the thin blanket of gases that surround theearth was efficiently trapping a tiny portion of the suns heat and keeping it nearthe surface to warm up the air just
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