Is ethylene a greenhouse gas?


Is ethylene a greenhouse gas?

Greenhouse Effect:

Greenhouse gases are key contributors to the greenhouse effect. This effect is the continual warming of the Earth by trapped infrared radiation from the sun. Although the greenhouse effect is necessary to maintain life on Earth, the anthropogenic greenhouse effect is an excess of greenhouse gases causing unnatural excess warming.

Answer and Explanation:

Ethylene is an indirect greenhouse gas. Although it does not directly affect the trapping of heat and infrared radiation in the atmosphere, it is a...

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