ss Unit 8, Chapter 23, Lesson 2

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Antartica

the 5th largest continent on Earth; also the highest, driest, and coldest continent

Rachel Carson

1907 - 1964 American scientist who wrote SILENT SPRING, warning of the harmful effects of pesticides on the environment

global warming

a gradual increase in the temperature of Earth's surface

carbon dioxide

a gas produced by the burning of gasoline

greenhouse effect

the proccess by which carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere traps heat from the sun, raising the temperature of Earth's surface

pesticide

a chemical that is used to kill insects or other pests

environmentalist

a person who tries to solve environmental problems

endangered species

an animal or plant that is in danger of dying completely

deforestation

the clearing of land, which causes lost of forests and less fertile land

desertification

the drying up of land along a desert

pollution

the process of making the environment dirty

Environmantal Protection Agency

a US agency that watches the env

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