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JUNE 9, 2009

Letter flying in the sky Izz

Posted by: Izz
7:21am

Our friend Patricia from California asked us about the greenhouse effect:

Hi my name is patricia. I was wondering if you could make a blog on the greenhouse effect because my school is working on this topic.

Take it away, Dad!

Izz's Dad

Posted by: Dad
7:26am

Well basically, heat from the sun comes into our atmosphere. Most of that heat would go right back out into space, except that we have some gases that trap the heat in. Like how greenhouses and cars trap heat. This is good because it makes the Earth warm enough for us to live on! But, if pollution creates more gases that trap more heat, the Earth will get even warmer — maybe too warm. That could cause all kinds of problems.

Izz is signaling that I've said enough. Guess I'd better wrap this up. But if you want to know more, read about the Greenhouse Effect over here!