Climate change: Greenhouse Gases.

There are many greenhouse gases but let look at 5 and their atoms. 1. Carbon dioxide(CO2) Cardon dioxide has 1 carbon and 2 oxygen. Right now there are about 43.1 billons tons of CO2 in the atmosphere. 2. Methane-(CH4) One carbon and 4 hydrogens. 3. Nitrous oxide(N2O) 2 nitrogen and 1 oxygen. 4. Ozone(O3) 3 Oxygen. Yes ozone is a greenhouse gas, but it is also helpful or harmful, but it is depending on where "YOU" live, for example when you inhale ozone this can cause lung damage and this is very dangerous. 5. Water vapor, and yes water vapor is a greenhouse gas. How??? Well, water vapor differs from other greenhouse gases in that changes in its atmospheric concentrations are linked not to human activities directly, but rather to the warming that results from the other greenhouse gases we emit. Warmer air holds more water. Water vapor is the most important greenhouse gas, I am no kidding it's true that water vapor is the largest contributor to the Earth's greenhouse effect, in fact, water vapor is the cause of most global warming, 60% of global warming to be exact, water vapor does not control the Earth's temperature, but is instead controlled by the temperature.

Note by Oofmation Animation
4 months, 2 weeks ago

No vote yet
1 vote

  Easy Math Editor

This discussion board is a place to discuss our Daily Challenges and the math and science related to those challenges. Explanations are more than just a solution — they should explain the steps and thinking strategies that you used to obtain the solution. Comments should further the discussion of math and science.

When posting on Brilliant:

  • Use the emojis to react to an explanation, whether you're congratulating a job well done , or just really confused .
  • Ask specific questions about the challenge or the steps in somebody's explanation. Well-posed questions can add a lot to the discussion, but posting "I don't understand!" doesn't help anyone.
  • Try to contribute something new to the discussion, whether it is an extension, generalization or other idea related to the challenge.
  • Stay on topic — we're all here to learn more about math and science, not to hear about your favorite get-rich-quick scheme or current world events.

MarkdownAppears as
*italics* or _italics_ italics
**bold** or __bold__ bold

- bulleted
- list

  • bulleted
  • list

1. numbered
2. list

  1. numbered
  2. list
Note: you must add a full line of space before and after lists for them to show up correctly
paragraph 1

paragraph 2

paragraph 1

paragraph 2

[example link]( link
> This is a quote
This is a quote
    # I indented these lines
    # 4 spaces, and now they show
    # up as a code block.

    print "hello world"
# I indented these lines
# 4 spaces, and now they show
# up as a code block.

print "hello world"
MathAppears as
Remember to wrap math in \( ... \) or \[ ... \] to ensure proper formatting.
2 \times 3 2×3 2 \times 3
2^{34} 234 2^{34}
a_{i-1} ai1 a_{i-1}
\frac{2}{3} 23 \frac{2}{3}
\sqrt{2} 2 \sqrt{2}
\sum_{i=1}^3 i=13 \sum_{i=1}^3
\sin \theta sinθ \sin \theta
\boxed{123} 123 \boxed{123}


Sort by:

Top Newest

Not much to worry about... thankfully this has all happened before:

Quoted from here:

"In the Roman Warm Period (RWP) from AD 1–400, temperatures were 2°C above the current temperatures for that region of the earth. The ‘Medieval Warm Period’ (MWP from AD 950–1300), also known as the ‘Medieval Climate Anomaly’ (MCA) was also warmer than now. Neither of these warm periods could have had anything to do with human-generated CO2. The RWP was a period of flourishing of the Roman empire. The MWP was a very productive time both for crops and the advance of science, logic, architecture, and the arts. On the other hand, the ‘Little Ice Age’ (AD 1300–1870) was a significant period of cold. The shorter crop-growing seasons caused famines, plagues, and widespread poverty."

David Stiff - 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Log in to reply

Yeah like you say "Not much to worry about", but the thing is if we keep doing this, we may destroy the ozone, but this not going to happen C: some say yes and others say no.

OOFMATION ANIMATION - 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Log in to reply

See though; there is a lot at stake here if we keep doing this.

Krishna Karthik - 4 months, 1 week ago

Log in to reply

:0 your 20 :)))) :0000 ;-; I wish I was 20 so I can leave school and high school so I can give a hand to me parent. they are high in age they both on the 40's

OOFMATION ANIMATION - 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Log in to reply

I know, I just turned 20 a few weeks ago...funny though, I wish I could stay 19. 20 just seems too old. :)

David Stiff - 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Log in to reply

@David Stiff lol yeah usually everyone doesn't want to turn 20 because more burden come over us :P

OOFMATION ANIMATION - 3 months, 1 week ago

Log in to reply


Problem Loading...

Note Loading...

Set Loading...