6 terms

Friedland Chapter 14

global change
change that occurs in the chemical, biological, and physical properties of the planet
global climate change
changes in the climate of Earth
global warming
the warming of the oceans, landmasses, and atmosphere of Earth
greenhouse warming potential
an estimate of how much a molecule of any compound can contribute to global warming over a period of 100 years relative to a molecule of carbon dioxide
Kyoto Protocol
an international agreement to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from industrialized countries
carbon sequestration
an approach that involves taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere