What is the greenhouse effect?

Just as a glass greenhouse traps heat form the sun, greenhouse gases (GHGs), such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and others, in Earth's atmosphere do the same. As higher concentrations of GHGs are emitted, the greenhouse effect is intensified. This causes changes in climate patterns, which can impact the health and welfare of humans, wildlife, agriculture, and other environmental and societal factors.

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1. What is the greenhouse effect?
2. How can I help my community reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
3. Why does Woodland have a Climate Action Plan?
4. What can a Climate Action Plan do for Woodland?