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Global Warming Vocab

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

2. United States

3. Efficent but produces dangerous waste

4. Area near the equator

5. Severe rain and drought

6. Between the polar and tropical zone

7. The amount of resources we use

8. Causes skin cancer and eye damage

9. Wind - solar - water - geothermal

10. The side of a mountain that faces the wind

11. Trap energy in the atmosphere

12. Earth's atmosphere traps solar energy

13. Mild winters and cool summers

14. La nina and el nino

15. Cold winters and hot summers

16. Near the north or south pole

17. Chemicals used in air conditioners - refrigerators and aerosols

18. Unusually warm water in the Pacific

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

20. Move huge regional air masses

21. Reduced in 1990 and elminiated in 2010

22. Increased UV radiation

23. Cheapest and dirtiest fossil fuel

24. Move large air masses

25. Increase global temperature

26. Activities that benefit society without degrading the environment

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

28. Gradual increase of earth's temperature

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

30. Prevailing winds - mountain ranges - seasonal winds

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

32. Move warm and cold air around the globe

33. The side of a mountain that is downwind

34. 365 days

35. Activities that benefit society but degrade the environment

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

37. Created by chloroflourocarbons

38. Takes millions of years to form

39. Ice sheets cover part of earth's surface

40. Used in nuclear reactors

41. Atmosphere

42. Unusually cold water in the Pacific

43. Level about sea level

44. Ended 10 -500 years ago

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

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

47. Severe winters and hurricanes

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

49. 24 horus

50. 23.5 degrees