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Global Warming Vocab

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1. Earths postion - solar energy - volcanic activity - plate movement

2. Between the polar and tropical zone

3. Ended 10 -500 years ago

4. Coal - oil - natural gas - petroleum - gasoline

5. Ice sheets cover part of earth's surface

6. The side of a mountain that faces the wind

7. Gradual increase of earth's temperature

8. Exists in a fixed amount and is used up faster than it can be replaced

9. Resource that can be replaced as fast as it is used

10. Severe rain and drought

11. La nina and el nino

12. Deposits of a mineral in ores that are worth mining

13. Activities that benefit society but degrade the environment

14. Reduced in 1990 and elminiated in 2010

15. Chemicals used in air conditioners - refrigerators and aerosols

16. Move huge regional air masses

17. Earth's atmosphere traps solar energy

18. Formed from the remains of organisms that lived millions of years ago

19. 23.5 degrees

20. Average precipitation - temperature and winds over a long period of time

21. Efficent but produces dangerous waste

22. 365 days

23. Move warm and cold air around the globe

24. Causes skin cancer and eye damage

25. Used in nuclear reactors

26. Mild winters and cool summers

27. Atmosphere

28. Near the north or south pole

29. How close a location is to the equator or north pole

30. United States

31. Unusually cold water in the Pacific

32. Prevailing winds - mountain ranges - seasonal winds

33. Increased UV radiation

34. 24 horus

35. Level about sea level

36. Wind - solar - water - geothermal

37. Takes millions of years to form

38. The amount of resources we use

39. Increase global temperature

40. Cold winters and hot summers

41. Latitude - altitude - distance from bodies of water - ocean currents

42. Activities that benefit society without degrading the environment

43. Cheapest and dirtiest fossil fuel

44. Area near the equator

45. Trap energy in the atmosphere

46. Severe winters and hurricanes

47. Created by chloroflourocarbons

48. Unusually warm water in the Pacific

49. Move large air masses

50. The side of a mountain that is downwind