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Global Warming Vocab

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1. Unusually cold water in the Pacific

2. Severe winters and hurricanes

3. Gradual increase of earth's temperature

4. 23.5 degrees

5. Reduced in 1990 and elminiated in 2010

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

7. Created by chloroflourocarbons

8. Ended 10 -500 years ago

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

10. Move warm and cold air around the globe

11. United States

12. Chemicals used in air conditioners - refrigerators and aerosols

13. Prevailing winds - mountain ranges - seasonal winds

14. Activities that benefit society but degrade the environment

15. Used in nuclear reactors

16. The amount of resources we use

17. Activities that benefit society without degrading the environment

18. Move huge regional air masses

19. Earth's atmosphere traps solar energy

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

21. Wind - solar - water - geothermal

22. Cold winters and hot summers

23. The side of a mountain that is downwind

24. Causes skin cancer and eye damage

25. Severe rain and drought

26. Atmosphere

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

28. Between the polar and tropical zone

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

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

31. The side of a mountain that faces the wind

32. Cheapest and dirtiest fossil fuel

33. Increased UV radiation

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

35. Area near the equator

36. Near the north or south pole

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

38. Ice sheets cover part of earth's surface

39. Level about sea level

40. Move large air masses

41. Efficent but produces dangerous waste

42. Increase global temperature

43. 24 horus

44. La nina and el nino

45. 365 days

46. Unusually warm water in the Pacific

47. Mild winters and cool summers

48. Trap energy in the atmosphere

49. Takes millions of years to form

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