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Global Warming Vocab

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

2. Move huge regional air masses

3. Reduced in 1990 and elminiated in 2010

4. Mild winters and cool summers

5. Unusually warm water in the Pacific

6. The side of a mountain that faces the wind

7. Atmosphere

8. Near the north or south pole

9. Earth's atmosphere traps solar energy

10. 23.5 degrees

11. Gradual increase of earth's temperature

12. Used in nuclear reactors

13. Severe winters and hurricanes

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

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

16. Ice sheets cover part of earth's surface

17. Wind - solar - water - geothermal

18. The amount of resources we use

19. Ended 10 -500 years ago

20. Move warm and cold air around the globe

21. Takes millions of years to form

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

23. 24 horus

24. Move large air masses

25. Severe rain and drought

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

27. Chemicals used in air conditioners - refrigerators and aerosols

28. Between the polar and tropical zone

29. Cheapest and dirtiest fossil fuel

30. Area near the equator

31. United States

32. Increase global temperature

33. Level about sea level

34. Increased UV radiation

35. Created by chloroflourocarbons

36. Efficent but produces dangerous waste

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

38. Activities that benefit society but degrade the environment

39. 365 days

40. Trap energy in the atmosphere

41. Unusually cold water in the Pacific

42. Activities that benefit society without degrading the environment

43. La nina and el nino

44. Causes skin cancer and eye damage

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

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

47. The side of a mountain that is downwind

48. Prevailing winds - mountain ranges - seasonal winds

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

50. Cold winters and hot summers