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Global Warming Vocab

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1. Move huge regional air masses

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

3. The side of a mountain that faces the wind

4. Severe winters and hurricanes

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

6. Activities that benefit society without degrading the environment

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

8. Unusually warm water in the Pacific

9. Increase global temperature

10. The side of a mountain that is downwind

11. Created by chloroflourocarbons

12. Efficent but produces dangerous waste

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

14. 23.5 degrees

15. The amount of resources we use

16. Mild winters and cool summers

17. Activities that benefit society but degrade the environment

18. Area near the equator

19. Severe rain and drought

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

21. Chemicals used in air conditioners - refrigerators and aerosols

22. La nina and el nino

23. Increased UV radiation

24. Cheapest and dirtiest fossil fuel

25. Trap energy in the atmosphere

26. United States

27. Prevailing winds - mountain ranges - seasonal winds

28. Ended 10 -500 years ago

29. Unusually cold water in the Pacific

30. Level about sea level

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

32. Takes millions of years to form

33. 24 horus

34. Gradual increase of earth's temperature

35. Wind - solar - water - geothermal

36. Cold winters and hot summers

37. 365 days

38. Ice sheets cover part of earth's surface

39. Between the polar and tropical zone

40. Used in nuclear reactors

41. Causes skin cancer and eye damage

42. Move warm and cold air around the globe

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

44. Atmosphere

45. Earth's atmosphere traps solar energy

46. Move large air masses

47. Reduced in 1990 and elminiated in 2010

48. Near the north or south pole

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

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