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    Greenhouse gases (GHGs) trap infrared radiation emitting from the Earth’s surface to generate the “greenhouse effect” thus keeping the planet warm. Many natural activities including rotting vegetation emit GHGs such as carbon dioxide to produce this natural affect. However, in the last 200 years or so, human activity has increased the atmospheric concentrations of GHGs mostly from burning fossil fuels resulting in climate change (i.e. additional warming).

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    Bergman, Richard D. 2012. The effect on climate change impacts for building products when including the timing of greenhouse gas emissions. Bergman, R.D. 2012. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin. 278 p. Ph.D. Dissertation.

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