greenhouse warming

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Noun1.greenhouse warming - warming that results when solar radiation is trapped by the atmospheregreenhouse warming - warming that results when solar radiation is trapped by the atmosphere; caused by atmospheric gases that allow sunshine to pass through but absorb heat that is radiated back from the warmed surface of the earth
atmospheric phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere
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By studying how insects and their evolution was affected by dramatic greenhouse warming at the start of the Jurassic, we hope to provide insight into how insects might respond to the human-induced climate change challenges we face today," van Eldijk said.
The molecules would have originated in the upper atmosphere, not near the surface where most greenhouse warming takes place and where life would have taken root.
Modeling studies over the last 2 years have led to further insights into extreme El Ninos and have found that their frequency is projected to increase significantly under greenhouse warming.
Lead researcher Nerilie Abram, from the ANU Research School of Earth Sciences, said with greenhouse warming, Antarctica is actually stealing more of Australia's rainfall.
The study, in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, demonstrates that mid-latitude high pressure zones (30oS-45oS) are being pushed further into the Southern Ocean by rising global temperatures associated with greenhouse warming.
Thus, "Water vapor is expected to amplify the greenhouse warming effect of carbon dioxide.
group last year showed that more weather extremes that can be linked to greenhouse warming, such as the number of high temperature extremes and the fact that the rising fraction of rainfall falls in downpours.
But another possibility is that these are truly unprecedented events caused by, say, greenhouse warming.
Nathan Pelletier, a scientist Dalhousie University in Canada, reported that if everyone in industrial countries (like the United States) substituted chicken for beef, we would cut meat's contribution in these countries to the greenhouse warming of Earth's air by more than half.
In April 2008, to curtail the nation's greenhouse gas emissions, China's Ministry of Environmental Protection prohibited coal mines from releasing gases containing more than 30 percent methane, which is the second largest global contributor to greenhouse gas emissions after CO2 and has 21 times the greenhouse warming potential of CO2.
Greenhouse warming occurs when the atmosphere radiates this heat back to the Earth's surface.
2]O and all volatile agents have ozone depleting potential and greenhouse warming potential (2-4).