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What is the greenhouse effect?

What is the greenhouse effect?

What is the greenhouse effect?

The concept is pretty basic but, the effects will be catastrophic if we do nothing to end it. If you look at the purpose of a greenhouse, which is to capture solar radiation that comes through the glass windows and to prevent airflow, then it’s basically the same thing as our atmosphere.

What is the greenhouse effect and what causes it?

In our atmosphere, solar radiation is allowed to enter the atmosphere by the ozone layer. The ozone layer can be seen as the “glass of the greenhouse,” or rather what is left of the ozone layer. As we pour more and more greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere, is thickens the layer that allows the sun’s rays in. When it gets to a point of being too thick, it will act like insulation. It holds the heat in. This is what is causing global warming.

What is the greenhouse effect and a normal atmosphere?

A normal atmosphere allows the solar radiation in, during the day but, it also allows the heat to be released out of the atmosphere at night. With the introduction of so much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere the heat is not able to escape. Hence, a warming of the planet is occurring.The earth has a natural greenhouse effect that allows life to exist, but burning fossil-fuels and destroying forests have turned the greenhouse into a hothouse. The damaged ozone layer, also a result of harmful gases, can’t … More...

How An Environmentally Friendly Landscaping Business Can Be a Profitable Venture

How An Environmentally Friendly Landscaping Business Can Be a Profitable Venture

Recently I was speaking to a very good friend of mine who runs how own successful landscaping business. Whats more, hes done this for over 20 years and has grown it (organically!) to be a profitable venture. Hes well known in the local area for producing hgh quality work and has built up a loyal customer base. Not only that but the success has meant he is able to pay his employees well and also has a number of dedicated work crews that operate all over the region. I once asked him if he would mind sharing with me how much he was making, because I couldn’t help but notice that he owned a lovely home, had a couple of brand new cars (and work vehicles) and was able to pay his childrens’ way through college which is no mean feat these days! I actually came to discover that he makes very good money and that a successful landscaping business can be very profitable.But, I wondered was this at the expense of his green credentials?

I asked him if he had ever had the desire to do anything other than run his landscaping business. But, you know what, he didn’t even have to think about it. He simply shook his head no, and that was that. I asked him why, and, in typical style, he just made a joke that he was just too stupid to do anything else. but, of course, the real reason he loves this business is … More...