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Global Warming Vocab

Subjects : literacy, science
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Move warm and cold air around the globe






2. The side of a mountain that is downwind






3. Takes millions of years to form






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






5. Chemicals used in air conditioners - refrigerators and aerosols






6. Prevailing winds - mountain ranges - seasonal winds






7. La nina and el nino






8. Unusually cold water in the Pacific






9. United States






10. Wind - solar - water - geothermal






11. Severe winters and hurricanes






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






13. Trap energy in the atmosphere






14. Severe rain and drought






15. Efficent but produces dangerous waste






16. Used in nuclear reactors






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






18. Activities that benefit society but degrade the environment






19. Unusually warm water in the Pacific






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






21. Move huge regional air masses






22. 24 horus






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






24. Causes skin cancer and eye damage






25. The amount of resources we use






26. Mild winters and cool summers






27. Ended 10 -500 years ago






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






29. 365 days






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






31. Area near the equator






32. Atmosphere






33. Earth's atmosphere traps solar energy






34. Ice sheets cover part of earth's surface






35. Increased UV radiation






36. Reduced in 1990 and elminiated in 2010






37. 23.5 degrees






38. Cold winters and hot summers






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






40. Between the polar and tropical zone






41. Level about sea level






42. Near the north or south pole






43. Increase global temperature






44. Activities that benefit society without degrading the environment






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






46. Cheapest and dirtiest fossil fuel






47. Created by chloroflourocarbons






48. Gradual increase of earth's temperature






49. Move large air masses






50. The side of a mountain that faces the wind