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What are the effects of global warming?
Weather patterns change,
Seal levels rise,
Hurricanes are intensified,
More severe floods in some locations,
More severe droughts in other locations,
Extinction of animals,
Loss of animal habitat,
Increase in some insects,
Increase in spread of diseases
ice core sample
snow and ice removed from the Earth using a straw-like tool which can be studied to see the carbon dioxide trapped in air bubbles in the snow
the data curve which shows the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere over time
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
gas that contributes to the increasing of the greenhouse gas layer
the break down of organisms that, with the eruption of volcanoes, which releases carbon dioxide into the air
people who gather evidence of earth's climate over time
all air around our planet
a group of things that work together in a meaningful way
the average weather in a place for a period of time
the mixture of events that happen in our atmosphere minute to minute (day to day) often referring to rain, snow, sleet, wind...
What absorbs heat?
black and dark colored objects like the ocean and soot from volcanic ash
What reflects heat?
white colored objects like snow and ice
How can you reduce your carbon footprint?
Make less carbon dioxide by...
turning off lights or using CFL bulbs. carpooling, riding a bike,
reusing items, recycling,
unplugging phone chargers,
turn off computers and other electrical appliances when they are not in use, buy energy efficient cars, install solar panels,
reduce your trash by using reusable containers, etc.
the amount of carbon dioxide that a person puts into the atmosphere through daily activities
a time of innovation and invention when we began using fossil fuels to power factories to make products quickly. A great deal of carbon dioxide emissions were released into the air beginning at this time.
the natural resources, natural gas, oil and coal that are buried in the earth that we use for energy.
What causes Global Warming?
heat from the sun gets trapped in the atmosphere and the earth begins to heat up
plants, animals and people
all the water on Earth- oceans, rivers, lakes, ice, water vapor...
the land on and inside the Earth- volcanoes, mountains, canyons...
What is human activity causing?
the largest increase of CO2 in the atmosphere.
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