Carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and certain fluorinated gases are greenhouse gases.
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If you have ever been in a building with a lot of windows, you know that on a sunny day, the building heats up when the windows are closed, for heat gets trapped in the building. This is similar to the process of the earth heating up. Since a green house is an example of a building with a lot of windows and thus illustrates this heating well, we call this process the green house effect.