GREENHOUSE EFFECT

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GREENHOUSE EFFECT by Mind Map: GREENHOUSE EFFECT

1. DEFINITION

1.1. the trapping of the sun's warmth in a planet's lower atmosphere, due to the greater transparency of the atmosphere to visible radiation from the sun than to infrared radiation emitted from the planet's surface.

2. CAUSES

2.1. BURNING FOSSIL FUELS

2.2. DEFORESTATION

2.3. INCREASE IN POPULATION

2.4. FARMING

2.5. INDUSTRIAL WASTE AND LANDFILLS

3. HOW TO REDUCE IT

3.1. SHIFT FROM COAL TO GAS NATURAL

3.2. REDUCE INDUSTRIAL AND RESIDENCIAL DEMAND OF ENERGY

3.3. ADD RENEWABLES

3.4. USE BIOMASS AS FUEL

3.5. IMPROVE PLANT EFFICIENCY

3.6. ENFORCE LAWS RELATED WITH POLLUTION

3.7. ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGNS

3.8. SMOKE FILTRES

4. EFFECTS

4.1. SPECIES BECOMING IN DANGER OF EXTINTION

4.2. INCREASING GLOBAL WARMING

4.3. CHANGE IN WILDLIFE CYCLES

4.4. INCREASE IN SEA LEVEL

4.5. FLOOADINGS

4.6. OCEAN ACIDIFICATION