"For younger students the mental model of how the natural greenhouse effect is like a "blanket" that keeps heat under the covers may be appropriate, but by high school and certainly by college, students should have a clearer understanding of the mechanics of the greenhouse effect. This concept, well established in science literature and observations, is essential to understanding how human activities are impacting the climate system."
A lesson plan for teaching climate science.
"At the moment, there is almost a McCarthyism movement in science where the greenhouse effect is like a puritanical religion, and this is dangerous,"
"The greenhouse effect is like a sealed glass jar that is transparent to visible light while it traps infrared radiation"
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