The gases in our atmosphere, which absorb the heat energy from the sun and reflect it towards the earth, are called the Greenhouse Gases. These gases help in keeping the earth warm. The Greenhouse Gases should be in balance, excess of which may be harmful and make the earth warmer than the needed.

Greenhouse Gases

The Greenhouse Gases mainly absorb a part of the infrared radiation from the sunlight and help in balancing the temperature of the earth. The Greenhouse Gases include Water Vapour, Methane, Carbon Dioxide, Nitrous Oxide, Ozone, Chlorofluorocarbon, and Hydrofluorocarbon.

Emission of Greenhouse Gases

The motor vehicles on the road emit the most proportion of the Greenhouse Gases. These Gases are Carbon Dioxide and also Methane and Nitrous Oxide. The electricity generation now a day shares the second most shares in Greenhouse Gas emissions. It is because if the generation of electricity through the burning of fossil fuels like coal and petroleum products. Chimney of Factory and the house also produce Greenhouse Gases, mainly Carbon Dioxide. Apart from these, Refrigerator and Air Conditioner also generate Greenhouse Gases.


Currently, the earth is suffering from the excess of Greenhouse Gases. We need to stop it as soon as possible else we would be forced to live in hell.