ELI5: What is the greenhouse effect and how does it effect Global Warming?
Updated: 2/21/2021
ELI5: What is the greenhouse effect and how does it effect Global Warming?

Storyboard Text

  • The atmosphere protects Earth like a big blanket of insulation. It absorbs the heat from the Sun and keeps the heat inside the atmosphere helping the Earth to stay warm, called the Greenhouse
  • Greenhouse gases are certain gases in the atmosphere made up of water vapor , carbon dioxide , methane , ozone , nitrous oxide
  • Light from the sun passes through the atmosphere and is absorbed by the Earth's surface, warming it. Greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide, act like a blanket, trapping heat near the surface and raising the temperature.