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Global Warming Vocab

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

2. Trap energy in the atmosphere

3. The side of a mountain that is downwind

4. Move large air masses

5. Activities that benefit society without degrading the environment

6. Between the polar and tropical zone

7. Gradual increase of earth's temperature

8. Ice sheets cover part of earth's surface

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

10. La nina and el nino

11. Used in nuclear reactors

12. Near the north or south pole

13. Increased UV radiation

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

15. Level about sea level

16. Increase global temperature

17. Severe rain and drought

18. Unusually warm water in the Pacific

19. Activities that benefit society but degrade the environment

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

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

22. 24 horus

23. Atmosphere

24. Causes skin cancer and eye damage

25. The side of a mountain that faces the wind

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

27. The amount of resources we use

28. Chemicals used in air conditioners - refrigerators and aerosols

29. Move warm and cold air around the globe

30. Severe winters and hurricanes

31. Cold winters and hot summers

32. Move huge regional air masses

33. Unusually cold water in the Pacific

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

35. Area near the equator

36. Takes millions of years to form

37. Cheapest and dirtiest fossil fuel

38. United States

39. Mild winters and cool summers

40. Ended 10 -500 years ago

41. 23.5 degrees

42. Earth's atmosphere traps solar energy

43. Created by chloroflourocarbons

44. Efficent but produces dangerous waste

45. 365 days

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

47. Reduced in 1990 and elminiated in 2010

48. Wind - solar - water - geothermal

49. Prevailing winds - mountain ranges - seasonal winds

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