What if? - a human impact story
Terms in this set (21)
If you cut down a forest soil...
If you cut down a forest carbon dioxide ...
levels go up in the atmosphere
If you cut down a forest habitat ...
If you use too much fertilizer it can run into streams and cause...
eutrophication (over-growth of plants followed by a fish kill)
If you use lots of pesticides they can cause...
the harm or death of wanted species like pollinators
If you have a nuclear power plant you will produce...
If you destroy habitats you lower
If a warm ocean current travels away from the equator the water will become...
cooler and more dense
If excessive evaporation occurs...
surface waters dry up
If people have limited access to clean freshwater then ...
sanitation will decrease and illness will increase.
If you remove large quantities of freshwater from aquifers at the coast..
saltwater intrusion might occur.
If you have excess rain in an area...
runoff and infiltration will increase
If you destroy a marsh, the filtering system the marsh supplied ...
will be lost
If you are farming near a stream it might...
increase runoff water pollution
If you are raising cattle you should know they produce...
methane, a greenhouse gas
If you are surface mining coal or removing peat...
the removal of vegetation in the area will destroy habitats
If you remove trees from a mountain...
landslides may occur
If you build or cover the land ...
you block infiltration
If you burn coal the gases released could cause...
acid rain and/or global warming
If global warming continues the ocean ...
expand and rise
If carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere increase the ocean pH
will decrease, ocean acidification
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