Infrared/Microwave Analogy?

Update: Is it fair to assume that infrared radiation from the earth warms the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere like a microwave oven will heat a glass of water. That is, radiated energy increases kinetic energy of susceptible molecules and hence temperature increases. (Yes, I know the frequencies are different so... show more Is it fair to assume that infrared radiation from the earth warms the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere like a microwave oven will heat a glass of water.

That is, radiated energy increases kinetic energy of susceptible molecules and hence temperature increases.

(Yes, I know the frequencies are different so microwaves will cause rotation rather than vibration.)
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