. Carbon dioxide is called greenhouse gas because it is
A: Used in greenhouse to increase plant growth
B: Transparent to heat but traps sunlight
C: Transparent to sunlight but traps heat
D: Transparent to both sunlight and heat
- Greenhouse gasses - methane, nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide and water vapor.
- Carbon dioxide is transparent to sunlight.
- Responsible for trapping heat and increasing the overall earth’s temperature.
Hence, the correct option is (C) Transparent to sunlight but traps heat.