"Greenhouse gases are essentially the windows. They're molecules in the air and when sunlight enters Earth's atmosphere, hits something, and goes to bounce back, some of it is caught in the gases. This means the heat stays there. When the heat stays there, it means things are getting hot."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.