Greenhouse Effect

   When a gas, like carbon dioxide, blankets a planet and lets infrared radiation enter but not completely leave the atmosphere. This causes the atmosphere to heat up, like the inside of a greenhouse. A Runaway Greenhouse Effect can develop if the heating releases more greenhouse gases causing the heat to increase to a very high degree.

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