# Radiation absorption by $CO_2$ molecule in atmosphere

What kind of radiation (light) does CO2 molecule absorb -UV or IR? I've read that it's infrared however some sources suggest ultraviolet. If so, how might it be possible?

• Did you do any research on this topic? If so please describe what you have done so far. If not I vote to close this question. – my2cts Sep 17 '18 at 22:32