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Natural Greenhouse Effect
When the Sun's energy reaches the Earth's atmosphere, some of it is reflected back to space and the rest is absorbed and re‐radiated by greenhouse gases.
The light and heat energy emitted by the sun.
A gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation, e.g. carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and sulphur dioxide.
An increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and its oceans, caused by the human enhanced greenhouse effect.
A natural fuel such as coal, oil or gas, formed in the geological past from the remains of living organisms.
Energy sources that will run out or will not be replenished in our lifetimes.
Energy sources that are collected from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale.
The use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power plant.
Flowing water creates energy that can be captured and turned into electricity.
Energy generated by heat stored deep in the Earth.
Electrical energy obtained from harnessing the wind with windmills or wind turbines.
The Sun's energy exploited by solar panels to heat water or air or to generate electricity.
Renewable organic materials, such as wood, agricultural crops or waste which are burned as a source of fuel.
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