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Greenhouse effect:

Heating of the Earth's atmosphere that is loosely analogous to the glass of a greenhouse letting light in but not letting heat out. Radiation from the sun easily enters the atmosphere as light waves, heating the Earth's surface and causing it to emit infrared radiation. Gases such as water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, and chlorofluorocarbons absorb infrared radiation, preventing its energy from leaving the Earth.

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