greenhouse warming

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n greenhouse warming warming that results when solar radiation is trapped by the atmosphere; caused by atmospheric gases that allow sunshine to pass through but absorb heat that is radiated back from the warmed surface of the earth
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Usage

In literature:

The air smelt warm and moist and earthy, like the odour of a greenhouse.
"The Land of Footprints" by Stewart Edward White
It does well in warm, sheltered sites, but is most frequently seen as a greenhouse plant.
"Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs" by A. D. Webster
In a warm greenhouse they will flower all the winter.
"Gardening for the Million" by Alfred Pink
It requires warm greenhouse or stove treatment.
"Cactus Culture For Amateurs" by W. Watson
The seeds should be sown in a warm greenhouse early in the year.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
The box was placed in a warm greenhouse, and in seven weeks' time the perfect insects appeared.
"Wild Nature Won By Kindness" by Elizabeth Brightwen
We ran stone troughs through the greenhouse connecting them to the warm spring.
"Panther Eye" by Roy J. Snell
Then she dug a hole in the earthen floor, under the greenhouse shelf, in a warm corner near the pipes.
"Little Folks (December 1884)" by Various
It is more often seen in greenhouse than in a window, as it is easier in the former to secure a warm, moist, even temperature.
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various
The ripening may be hastened by placing the fruit in a gently warmed room, or on hot water pipes in a greenhouse.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
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In news:

WASHINGTON — The verdict is in: Global warming is real and greenhouse-gas emissions from human activity are the main cause.
WASHINGTON — Changing wind patterns linked to global warming are altering the food chain in Antarctica and may lead to further increases in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
THE worst of this summer's searing heat may be over, but the concerns that it raised about a global warming trend - known as the greenhouse effect - seem certain to linger.
Thawing permafrost covering almost a quarter of the northern hemisphere could "significantly amplify global warming" at a time when the world is already struggling to reign in rising greenhouse gases, a UN report said on Tuesday.
Thousands of demonstrators braved a late-winter snowstorm Monday to call attention to global warming and urge Congress to impose tougher limits on greenhouse gases.
Climate scientists have to subtract this so-called urban heat island effec t from their calculations if they want to get a true picture of how greenhouse gas emissions are warming the planet.
Operators warm to idea of saving energy and money by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
"Climate change" is popularly understood to mean greenhouse warming, which, it is predicted, will cause flooding, severe windstorms, and killer heat waves.
A new study claims to solve the question of which came first: greenhouse gases or global warming.
And, like many greenhouses, there's a solar shade to keep the inside from getting too warm when it's under direct sunlight.
The United Nations Environment Program released the report Thursday to prod negotiators gathered in Doha, Qatar, to come up with a new international treaty to rein in rising greenhouse gases warming the planet.
On the crucial question of greenhouse gas emissions, for instance, it reviews the same papers I reviewed, and reaches the same conclusion: we don't know yet if fracking is making global warming better or worse.
And, like many greenhouses , there's a solar shade to keep the inside from getting too warm when it's under direct sunlight.
Global warming is real and greenhouse-gas emissions from human activity are the main cause.
In this era of global warming, it is inoperative, because the whole point of controlling greenhouse-gas emissions is to do something about the weather.
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In science:

The tropical mid-troposphere “hot spot” that Monckton highlights is not a “fingerprint” of greenhouse gases: it is well known to be a consequence of higher water vapor levels in a warmer world, whatever the cause of the warming.
Climate Sensitivity and the Response of Temperature to CO$_2$
The ultimate climate emergency is a “runaway greenhouse”: a hot and water vapour rich atmosphere limits the emission of thermal radiation to space, causing runaway warming.
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
Warming ceases only once the surface reaches ∼1400 K and emits radiation in the near-infrared, where water is not a good greenhouse gas.
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
Water vapour is a greenhouse gas, so this enhances the warming (a positive feedback).
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
Getting to a moist greenhouse simply requires warming, not exceeding radiation limits: more greenhouse gases could certainly get us there.
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
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