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Global Warming Vocab

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

2. Ice sheets cover part of earth's surface

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

4. Unusually cold water in the Pacific

5. Cold winters and hot summers

6. Gradual increase of earth's temperature

7. 365 days

8. Move huge regional air masses

9. Increase global temperature

10. Used in nuclear reactors

11. Between the polar and tropical zone

12. Near the north or south pole

13. Unusually warm water in the Pacific

14. Takes millions of years to form

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

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

17. Severe rain and drought

18. The side of a mountain that faces the wind

19. United States

20. Created by chloroflourocarbons

21. Activities that benefit society but degrade the environment

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

23. Efficent but produces dangerous waste

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

25. Mild winters and cool summers

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

27. Severe winters and hurricanes

28. Trap energy in the atmosphere

29. The amount of resources we use

30. Prevailing winds - mountain ranges - seasonal winds

31. Chemicals used in air conditioners - refrigerators and aerosols

32. Area near the equator

33. The side of a mountain that is downwind

34. Level about sea level

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

36. Wind - solar - water - geothermal

37. Ended 10 -500 years ago

38. Move large air masses

39. Causes skin cancer and eye damage

40. 23.5 degrees

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

42. Cheapest and dirtiest fossil fuel

43. Move warm and cold air around the globe

44. Earth's atmosphere traps solar energy

45. 24 horus

46. Activities that benefit society without degrading the environment

47. Atmosphere

48. Increased UV radiation

49. La nina and el nino

50. Reduced in 1990 and elminiated in 2010