Green House Gases (GHG)
Green house gases or a combination of various toxic chemicals released into the atmosphere.
The core greenhouse gases are:
- carbon dioxide (CO2),
- methane (CH4),
- nitrous oxide (N2O),
- and fluorinated gases (F-gases).
Together, these gases make up about 98 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions:
- Carbon dioxide is the most significant, accounting for about 82 percent.
- Methane accounts for about 11 percent, but can cause most harm,
- Nitrous oxide and F-gases account for 5 and 2 percent.