WLW APES Chapter 20

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global warming
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carbon sequestrationthe removal and storage of carbon from the atmosphere in carbon sinks (such as oceans, forests or soils) through biogeochimcal processes. Humans are studying how to artifically sequester carbon.uv-b radiationcan cause sunburn and some forms of skin cancer. In humans, prolonged exposure to solar UV radiation may result in acute and chronic health effects on the skin, eye, and immune system.ozone thinningThe removal of ozone from the stratosphere by human produced chemicals or natural processessquamous cell carcinomaType of skin cancer more serious than basal cell carcinoma; often characterized by scaly red papules or nodules.melanomaan especially dangerous cancer of the pigmented cells of the skin, related to sun exposure in people with light-colored skinMontreal Protocolmeeting in 1987 where a group of nations met in Canada and agreed to take steps to fight against Ozone Depletion-CFC's bannedbasal cell carcinomaMost common and least severe type of skin cancer; often characterized by light or pearly nodules.uv-a radiationthe form of UV radiation with the longest wavelengths and, thus, the lowest energywarming effectA warming global climate that can have a harmful and beneficial effect; tropics can overheat; plants can increase photosynthesis more; precipitation becomes drycooling effectwater can evaporate at temperatures below the boiling point, as water evaporates surfaces cool down