inherited characteristic that increases an organism's chance of survival
small particles in atmosphere
Are projects that compensate for all or part of a company's greenhouse gas emissions by eliminating the CO2 equivalent of those emissions from another source.
El Nino Southern Oscillatoin
quasiperiodic climate pattern that occurs across the tropical Pacific Ocean with on average five year intervals
global climate change
a change in the world's climate
the warming of the earth's climate due to the depletion of the ozone layer
warming that results when solar radiation is trapped by the atmosphere
Gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, water vapor, and ozone in the atmosphere which are involved in the greenhouse effect.
intergovernmental panel on climate change
Scientific intergovernmental body set up by the World Meteorological Organzation and UNEP to provide an objective source of inmformation about the causes of climate change
establishes legally binding commitments for the reduction of four greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, sulfur hexafluoride), and two groups of gases (hydrofluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons) Took place in Rio De Janeiro in 1992
The water in the Eastern Pacific Ocean is cooler than usual-opposite from El Nino
Changes in the shape earth's orbit and tilt that cause glacial periods and interglacial periods.
The policy of constructing or creating man-made habitats, such as wetlands, to replace those lost to development
types of indirect evidence that serve as peroxies or substitutes for direct measurements and that shed light on past climate
water circulation produced by differences in temperature and/or salinity (and therefore density)
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
an international agreement for dealing with climate change, adopted at the united nations conference on environment and development (the "earth summit") in rio in 1992. AKA climate change convention; climate treaty