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Global Warming Vocab

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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