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Global Warming Vocab

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1. Reduced in 1990 and elminiated in 2010

2. Prevailing winds - mountain ranges - seasonal winds

3. Efficent but produces dangerous waste

4. Severe winters and hurricanes

5. Area near the equator

6. Wind - solar - water - geothermal

7. Chemicals used in air conditioners - refrigerators and aerosols

8. Earth's atmosphere traps solar energy

9. Ended 10 -500 years ago

10. Level about sea level

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

12. Activities that benefit society without degrading the environment

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

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

15. Cold winters and hot summers

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

17. Created by chloroflourocarbons

18. Severe rain and drought

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

20. The amount of resources we use

21. Trap energy in the atmosphere

22. Unusually warm water in the Pacific

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

24. La nina and el nino

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

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

27. Used in nuclear reactors

28. Move large air masses

29. Move huge regional air masses

30. Near the north or south pole

31. Cheapest and dirtiest fossil fuel

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

33. Increase global temperature

34. Between the polar and tropical zone

35. Increased UV radiation

36. 24 horus

37. Move warm and cold air around the globe

38. 23.5 degrees

39. The side of a mountain that is downwind

40. Causes skin cancer and eye damage

41. Ice sheets cover part of earth's surface

42. Activities that benefit society but degrade the environment

43. The side of a mountain that faces the wind

44. Unusually cold water in the Pacific

45. Takes millions of years to form

46. 365 days

47. Gradual increase of earth's temperature

48. United States

49. Atmosphere

50. Mild winters and cool summers