greenhouse emission

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Noun1.greenhouse emission - a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation
CFC, chlorofluorocarbon - a fluorocarbon with chlorine; formerly used as a refrigerant and as a propellant in aerosol cans; "the chlorine in CFCs causes depletion of atmospheric ozone"
carbon dioxide, carbonic acid gas, CO2 - a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances; absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
HFC, hydrofluorocarbon - a fluorocarbon emitted as a by-product of industrial manufacturing
perfluorocarbon, PFC - a powerful greenhouse gas emitted during the production of aluminum
sulfur hexafluoride, sulphur hexafluoride - a colorless gas that is soluble in alcohol and ether; a powerful greenhouse gas widely used in the electrical utility industry
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Greenhouse emission does not immediately change the climate, nor does the climate regain normalcy when emissions are halted.
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In order to reduce greenhouse emission levels, the government said it will cut back on fossil fuel use and opt to use power generation systems that do not release carbon dioxide (CO2) gases into the atmosphere.
However, the government will likely face tough challenge in greenhouse emission control in 2010 as many significant investment projects associated with high emissions will be kicked off.
However, as noted, in presenting its analysis to the public, the Treasury reduces the factors shaping greenhouse emission levels to three.
The United States experienced "a modest decline of greenhouse emission of 0.8% between 2000 and 2002, according to data from the U.S.
The Rio summit is most memorable for the squabbling on matters such as greenhouse emission and the plunder of Third World natural resources by Western nations.
For the period from 1990 to 1998, fossil fuel combustion was responsible for 80% of total greenhouse emission growth.
With seven of the court's nine justices embracing without question the court's 2007 ruling that greenhouse gases are air pollutants subject to regulation under the Clean Air Act, the agency's ability to limit greenhouse emission is now a matter of settled law.
We highlight this Victorian case because it is such a clear indicator of the symbolic nature of political commitments to low greenhouse emission targets.