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What gases are more responsible for the greenhouse effect?
Question Date: 2017-10-11
Answer 1:

Great question! The major gases responsible for the greenhouse effect are water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, and ozone. These molecules absorb radiation from earth's surface and then send it back (or re-emit) to the surface, keeping the earth warm. Though water vapor makes up of the highest percentage of greenhouse gases, we usually talk about carbon dioxide as a major gas because it stays in the atmosphere much longer than water vapor and therefore has greater warming influence.

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