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Main Title Don't 'Waste' Your Chance to Do Your Share: How to Reduce Your Climate Footprint.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 2010
Report Number EPA530-K-05-004
Stock Number PB2011-103078
Additional Subjects Climate changes ; Greenhouse effect ; Gases ; Carbon dioxide ; Water vapor ; Methane ; Nitrous oxides ; Air pollution ; Emission control ; Earth ; Atmospheric chemistry ; Solar radiation ; Energy consumption ; Waste management ; Waste disposal ; Incineration ; Recycled materials ; Man environmental interactions ; Cost effectiveness ; Global aspects
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NTIS  PB2011-103078 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 16p
Abstract Understanding the atmospheric phenomenon known as the greenhouse effect is critical to understanding global climate change. The Earth's atmosphere includes various gases--water vapor, carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O)--that collectively act as a greenhouse by preventing too much heat from escaping from the Earth's atmosphere and are therefore classified as greenhouse gases (GHGs). Other powerful GHGs that result from industrial processes and are not naturally occurring include hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). GHGs are essential for regulating our climate because they absorb and hold heat from the sun in the atmosphere around the Earth. The climate control process begins with a wave of solar radiation passing through the atmosphere. Most of this radiation is absorbed by the Earth's surface, but some of the energy is reflected off the Earth's surface back into space as infrared radiation, which has a longer wavelength than solar radiation. Infrared waves can be trapped by GHGs, helping to keep the planet at a temperature suitable for life.
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PUB Date Free Form 2010
Category Codes 68; 55; 97R
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A03
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Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 101002250
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