Thermal energy is transferred through convection, conduction, and radiation. For this activity you will explore an application of each type of energy transfer. Using the principles of thermal energy and heat transfer, describe the greenhouse effect as it pertains to the temperature of the Earth. Make parallels to what you can observe through a hot car on a sunny day, a greenhouse, the use of insulation, etc. Write a 2 page paper that addresses the following points:
Introduction to thermal energy and heat transfer
Description and practical example of each type of heat transfer
Application of heat transfer to the climate system and the greenhouse effect
Answer this: If the greenhouse effect were completely eliminated, what would the consequence be for the climate of Earth?
Include relevant images. However, make sure that all images and information are referenced appropriately according to APA requirements