Understanding Greenhouse Gases, and How They Affect Global Warming

Try using the arrow keys

Last weekend, US and Chinese leaders agreed to reduce consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a greenhouse gas. We know global warming is caused by greenhouse gases that trap heat on the surface of the planet, leading to extreme weather, species extinction, and ocean acidification. Other greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. But where exactly do those gases come from, and why should we care? Let’s take a look at their major sources, how they impact our environment, and potential solutions. [Image: Getty Images]

More Slideshows