Title: HOW GREENHOUSE GASES WILL DESTROY THE EARTH.
Author: Arthur Zulu Contact Author: mailto: email@example.com Copyright: Copyright © Arthur Zulu 2002 Word Count: 515 Web Address: http://www.1stbooks.com/bookview/10975
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HOW GREENHOUSE GASES WILL DESTROY THE EARTH.
By Arthur Zulu
Death came swiftly for Great Julius Caesar on his way to capitol. And one of his murderers? Brutus, a trusted friend!
If you talk of betrayals, more bizarre things have happened. For even Agamemon -- conqueror of lands and of mighty men, was killed by his own wife!
But pity neither Caesar, nor Agamemon. For your best riends are this moment betraying you. They have dug your grave, made out your coffin and are preparing to announce your obituary, even while you are still alive!
But hold on before you dispatch hired assassins to good old Billy, or faithful Penelope, and end up in dock for first-degree murder. Who are these friends?
They are greenhouse gases. Now, try this experiment. Find a hot corner of street, park your car there, and shut yourself inside with windows closed. How do you find experience?
The car will be terribly hot because while transparent glass lets sun’s rays in, it cannot let out dangerous invisible infrared radiation. You will be killing yourself!
The same story proves true for earth’s atmosphere which acts like glass in a greenhouse. It traps sun’s heat thereby warming earth. Without it, earth orbiting in cold, empty space, would freeze!
But too much of a good thing is bad. The greenhouse gases -- our friends which make us warm, are turning into our enemies. Let’s see their dubious roles.
WATER VAPOR As our friend, it absorbs heat. But as our enemy it cooperates with other gases to sound our death knell.
CARBON DIOXIDE As our friend, it traps heat and sustains life. But we have produced too much of it that even plants and ocean cannot absorb, and surplus is turning up earth’s temperature.