any structural or behavioral change that helps an organism survive in its particular environment.
Average weather pattern in an area over a long period or time.
destruction and cutting down of forests-often to clear land for mining,roads,and grazing of cattle-resulting in increased atmospheric CO2 levels.
climatic event that begins in the tropical pacific ocean
increase of the average global temperature of Earth.
natural heating that occurs when certain gases in Earth's atmosphere,such as methane,CO2,and water vapor,trap heat.
behavioral adaption for winter survival in which an animal's activity is greatly reduced,its body temp drops,and body processes slow down.
Climate zones that receive solar radiation at a low angle,extend from 66 degrees N and S latitude to the poles,and are never warm
short period of climate change in an area caused by the tilt of Earth's axis as Earth revolves around the sun.
climate zones with moderate temps. that are located between the tropic and the polar zones.
climate zone that receives the most solar radiation,is located between latitudes 23 degrees N and 23 degrees S,and is always hot,except at high elevations.