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The Greenhouse Effect

The increase in the concentration of gas pollutants – carbon dioxide (CΟ2) and sulfur dioxide (SΟ2), methane (CΗ4), CFCs, etc., which are produced by the use of conventional fuels (primarily from energy production and transportation) prevents the escape of solar radiation, which is reflected by the earth’s surface, from the layers of the atmosphere. In this way, it contributes to the gradual rise in the planet’s temperature.

This is the well known greenhouse effect, which has become an object of intense concern both on a scientific as well as on a political level because it reduces the quality of the atmosphere and disturbs the ecological balance, causing an ever increasing number of extreme weather events and disasters.

There are indications that the average temperature on the earth’s surface increased during the previous century by 0,5 °C, while locally even greater increases were observed in average temperature levels than over the last 20,000 years. Temperature is the basic defining characteristic of climate, and at the same time influences levels of rainfall, winds, ocean currents and other natural phenomena.