The Greenhouse Effect vs. What Actually Happens in a Greenhouse

Walk into a greenhouse, as I did at Bayer's Crop Science Division in Research Triangle Park, and you will likely feel as if you are walking into an oven. It’s hot. It’s humid. And, especially if the temperature outside is cool, you are probably amazed by just how a glass or plastic covered building converts light into warmth.

It’s the “greenhouse effect” at work, right? It’s that same phenomena that is blamed for causing man-made global warming.

Well, not exactly.