Posted 28 June 2011(updated 20 July 2011)

The climate of the earth is said to be controlled by a mechanism called “The Greenhouse Effect” named because of its resemblance to the action of a greenhouse, which is supposed to cause a warming effect on its contents. Yet what actually happens in a greenhouse is imperfectly understood, and its influence on our climate confused. This article by Dr Vincent Gray, updated in July 2011, surveys the history of attempts to explain the action of a greenhouse and its relationship to our climate.  It provides an improved explanation of the behaviour of a greenhouse which applies also to the behaviour of the climate. 

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