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Hello, could someone help me with this question please?

Explain how burning wood or coal to heat your house may contribute to global warming by altering the energy balance at the Earth's surface?

Thank you

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    Where does the smoke go?

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    You have to be having a laugh!

    Have you studied Book 1 at all!

    Consider yourself reported to the OU!

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    It's because of the smoke. Smoke is a dust, and therefore denser than air, so it can absorb more infra red energy.

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