Familiar with the Agricultural Practice – Greenhouse? Here’s How it Relates to You and I
- September 6, 2021
- Posted by: Glory
- Category: Uncategorized
This article was inspired by one of our climate fellows who asked a question on our fellows group. This is the question he asked;
“I am curios as to why the name greenhouse was chosen for the gases. Why are they called the greenhouse gases? Then He added this.
“Note: i am not just asking for the definition”..
But in other to explain why the name ‘GREENHOUSE” was chosen for the greenhouse gases, we must first try to understand the phenomena of the greenhouse.
Now lets attempt to answer this question by describing in the first place A greenhouse.
A GREENHOUSE (an agricultural practice) is sort of an glass house, used to create an uninterrupted atmosphere where plants can grow in a regulated atmosphere.
The goal is for the plants within to retain all of its nutrients and exclude unexpected eternal weather changes which could affect growth. In other words these plants grow in the best way possible doing as well as they ought to do.
The glass trap sunlight keeping the insides warm: that is retaining a regulated temperature suitable for the plants inside.
Now this phenomena i explained above that happens for the plants within a greenhouse is likened to a term called *the greenhouse effect* which the four main gasses resident in our atmosphere provide for our earth.
These gases – Nitrogen, Carbon dioxide, methane, water vapour are the four gasses which regulate the temperature of our earth by trapping the heat of the sun helping living things in the earth live in a balanced neutral way and Maintaining a livable temperature and like I said during my lecture – helping humans within the earth not get too hot or too cold, too dizzy or too fast – in other words retaining a balance.
These gases are the reasons why we humans and our ecosystem exist and live well and like I said during my class- these gasses by nature are meant to exist in a balance (more gases shouldn’t be added) so that they can carry in their natural activities. (but global warming / climate change have *disrupted* that balance of mans activities). – Read this for more info on this disruption – A DISRUPTION – https://medium.com/@GloryShirley/a-disruption-fb48fbacdf2
That’s why the gasses are called the GREENHOUSE gasses because they have the effect that an agricultural greenhouse has (on plants within it) to the inhabitants of the earth.
I hope you get it?
Read this to understand properly the four greenhouse gases and their roles:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Glory’s life goal is to be a positive part of people’s lives and make good impact. She’s passionate about economic development of Nigeria and work in the field of renewable energy and environmental sustainability to promote Nigeria’s economic growth through job creation and education. She is the founder of Climate Smart Nigeria which promotes Climate Change Education in Nigerian institutions and provide capacity building on renewable energy technologies. Recently she established the Renewable Energy Technology Training Institute (RETTI) where she is also the Chief Instructor. The institute grooms the next generation of efficient installers and entrepreneurs with a focus on women who will serve as a competent workforce for the renewable energy industry and provide solutions to Nigeria’s prevalent energy problems as entrepreneurs.
Under Glory’s leadership, RETTI recently lauched the RETTI Virtual University and introduced their eight short ONLINE COURSES to assist people wanting to get into the energy sector especially renewables.
Glory recently received the Florence School of Regulation’s – Lights on #Women #Award as one of four women out of 150 women from 64 countries. This award will granted her a featured interview with the FSR and a scholarship to study the course – #Electric #Vehicles (EV); a Power Sector Perspective and expand her knowledge about how EVs, #Charging #Infrastructure and the #V2X (Vehicle to Everything) concept will change the face of electricity and transportation.
Glory has published four books to promote the knowledge of climate change and renewable energy; Something is happening; Our world is changing; Understanding the Basics of Climate Change– for Secondary Schools – The Concept and Science of Climate Change – for the general adult public, A short thriller story – The Year Ran Mad – which depicts the impact of climate change on livelihood for Primary schools and The Girl who saw tomorrow, a short novel for secondary school – http://bit.ly/rettiM.
Glory can consult for African government entities about regulation for Electric Vehicles.
MORE ABOUT GLORY
She is the recipient of several local and international awards and recognitions which include (a) Nigerian Star from the US Mission in Nigeria (2018), (b) The Nigerian Energy Champion Prize from the Nigerian Energy Awards (2015), (c) President Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship Award (2015), (d) The Young Energy Professional of the Year Award by Nigeria Energy Awards (2018), (e) A Foremost Woman in Renewable Energy award recipient (2017); (f) Environmental Award of Excellence, Environmental Community Development group (2014) In April 2019, Glory was selected
as one of 15 African female business leaders to attend United States Government’s launch of the OPIC 2X
Africa and meet with advisor to President of USA – Ms. Ivanka Trump and the Ethiopian President – Ms Sahle-Work Zewde.
In the course of her work she has met and shared platforms with a number high profile personalities and leaders at the national and international levels, including President Barack Obama, US Senator Chris Coons, Advisor to President Trump, Ms Ivanka Trump, Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware USA, Ethiopian President – Ms Sahle-Work Zewde, The USG Undersecretary for Energy – Mr Mark Menezes and former Vice President Ebitu Ukiwe of Nigeria.
She is a consultant for Nigeria’s largest renewable energy event, the Nigerian Alternative Energy Expo. She was a former Vice President of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Association of Nigeria (MWFAAN), and is currently an active member. She’s an alumna of Abia State University, Nigeria, The Lagos Business School, University of Delaware, USA, European Energy Institute and The Florence School of Regulation, Italy.