Greenhouse gases are relating to gases such as water vapor, carbon dioxide, tropospheric ozone, nitrous oxide, and methane, that are transparent to solar radiation but opaque to long wave radiation. Their action is similar to that of increased humidity in a greenhouse.
Ref: 120994/2006-10-08

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Nitrous Oxide (A Nitrous Oxide (N2O) is a powerful greenhouse. ..)
Carbon dioxide (A Carbon Dioxide is Burning fossil fuels releases. ..)

Alternative Spellings (Synonyms): Greenhouses

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