With all of the sun’s energy striking the Earth every second of every day, why doesn’t the Earth overheat and kill us all?
- A) The Earth is so large and dense that it absorbs all of this heat.
- B) The Earth is overheating regionally, melting rocks into the lava of volcanoes.
- C) The Earth maintains a balance by radiating this heat back into space.
- D) The atmosphere of the Earth prevents the solar radiation from reaching the Earth’s surface.