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Greenhouse effect


Several factors influence how much a given greenhouse gas contributes to global warming, as shown in the table below.
Global warming potential (100 years)Residence time (years)Concentration (ppmv)
Carbon dioxide (COA2)15200449
Methane (CHA4)2812.41.71.8
Nitrous oxide (NA2O)2651211.869
Trichlorofluoromethane (CFClA3)4,750450.00022
Which greenhouse gas has the highest energy storage potential?
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