Chapter 3 Reading terms

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Atmosphere

the air in any particular place

Deforestation

clear of forests or trees

Degrade

to treat someone with disrespect

Depleting

to use up the supply of

Disrupt

interrupt

Ecosystems

a biological community of interacting organisms

Emissions

the production and discharge of something

Energy-efficient

using energy efficiently

Erosion

a gradual destruction

Fossil fuels

a natural fuel formed from previous living organisms

Glacial melts

where a glacier melts

Greenhouse gases

a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation

Habitats

a natural home of someone/something

Incineration

to destroy by burning

Industrialized

to develop industries on a wide scale

Mitigate

to make less severe

Ozone

a toxic gas formed from electrical discharges or UV lights

Precipitation

rain, snow, sleet, hail, etc.

Ramifications

a consequence from an action or event

Renewable

capable of being renewed

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