the greenhouse effect noun definition in Waste and pollution topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

the greenhouse effect

 noun: Waste and pollution topic
the problem of the gradual rise in temperature of the earth’s atmosphere, caused by an increase of gases such as carbon dioxide in the air surrounding the earth, which trap the heat of the sun The destruction of forests is contributing to the greenhouse effect. We are all beginning to experience global warming due to the enhanced greenhouse effect.