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Global Warming Vocab

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1. 365 days

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

3. Reduced in 1990 and elminiated in 2010

4. Move huge regional air masses

5. Unusually cold water in the Pacific

6. Gradual increase of earth's temperature

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

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

9. Prevailing winds - mountain ranges - seasonal winds

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

11. Area near the equator

12. Takes millions of years to form

13. Chemicals used in air conditioners - refrigerators and aerosols

14. Increased UV radiation

15. Unusually warm water in the Pacific

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

17. Trap energy in the atmosphere

18. Used in nuclear reactors

19. Mild winters and cool summers

20. Atmosphere

21. Ended 10 -500 years ago

22. Between the polar and tropical zone

23. Severe winters and hurricanes

24. Increase global temperature

25. Earth's atmosphere traps solar energy

26. Level about sea level

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

28. Severe rain and drought

29. Wind - solar - water - geothermal

30. Efficent but produces dangerous waste

31. Cold winters and hot summers

32. Activities that benefit society but degrade the environment

33. 23.5 degrees

34. United States

35. Cheapest and dirtiest fossil fuel

36. Ice sheets cover part of earth's surface

37. La nina and el nino

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

39. Activities that benefit society without degrading the environment

40. The side of a mountain that faces the wind

41. Near the north or south pole

42. The side of a mountain that is downwind

43. Causes skin cancer and eye damage

44. 24 horus

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

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

47. The amount of resources we use

48. Created by chloroflourocarbons

49. Move warm and cold air around the globe

50. Move large air masses