I have a question about the greenhouse effect that I hope you all can answer. My neighborhood went bonkers last night b/c an older woman left her dog in her car at 10:30 pm to do some grocery shopping. It was dark, but it was 84 degrees. I know this would be extremely dangerous if the sun was shining. I think this has something to do with sunlight coming in through the windows, being absorbed by the car's interior, but then not being able to escape as it radiates from the interior b/c the heat is trapped. I've been told the greenhouse effect. Here's my question: Since it was dark and the interior was previously cooled by the car's AC (according to the woman) was the dog in danger? I really feel bad for this woman (the neighborhood is ready to send a lynch mob and has contacted the media and her employer!), but don't want to support her unless the dog was truly not in danger. Please try to keep your answers as simple and staight forward as possible since I will be relaying them to interested neighbors. Thank you so much for any information you can offer to help educate non-physics people!