Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, the burning of fossil fuel had contributed to a forty percent increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Although the uptakes of a large portion of the emissions by various natural sinks involved in the carbon cycle.Anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions (i.e., emissions produced by human activities) that comes from combustion of carbon based fuels, primarily the wood, coal, oil, and natural gas. Today, global warming has been affecting our environment around the world and it was due to the tem called “greenhouse gas”. So what is a greenhouse gas? And what is its effect to the environment and the people? Greenhouse gas which sometimes abbreviated as GHG is a gas in the atmosphere that absorbs and releases radiation within the thermal infrared range. This process is the primary cause of the greenhouse effect to humans and all living organisms. The fundamental greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere are carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, water vapor, methane and the ozone. If these are the types of gases produce by the atmosphere of the Earth then it will greatly affect human activities around the world.
At some point, let us understand the fundamentals of greenhouse gases. Carbon dioxide and abbreviate as (CO2). Fossil fuel usage is the primary source of CO2. The way in which citizens used land is also an important source of CO2, especially when it involves deforestation. Land can also take away CO2 from the atmosphere through reforestation, soil improvement, and other activities. Nitrous oxide which is also abbreviate as N2O, affect that agricultural activities, such as fertilizer use, are the primary source of N2O emissions. Fluorinated gases (F-gases) in the industrial processes, refrigeration, and the use of a variety of consumer products contribute to emissions of F-gases, which include hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). Methane (CH4), in agricultural activities, waste management, and energy use all contribute to CH4 emissions. Black carbon (BC) is a solid particle or aerosol, not a gas, but it also contributes to warming of the atmosphere.
After all the effects of greenhouse gases to our health and to the environment, the truth is we could live without it. It has been part of our daily activities ever since the start of revolution around the world. This effect of greenhouse gases had been associated by global warming which in fact tell us that there are different gases that exist in the Earth’s atmosphere. It might hurt and affect the living organism but it just makes our environment a good place to live a few crises to face on.