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ss Unit 8, Chapter 23, Lesson 2

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Antartica
the 5th largest continent on Earth; also the highest, driest, and coldest continent
Rachel Carson
1907 - 1964 American scientist who wrote SILENT SPRING, warning of the harmful effects of pesticides on the environment
global warming
a gradual increase in the temperature of Earth's surface
carbon dioxide
a gas produced by the burning of gasoline
greenhouse effect
the proccess by which carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere traps heat from the sun, raising the temperature of Earth's surface
pesticide
a chemical that is used to kill insects or other pests
environmentalist
a person who tries to solve environmental problems
endangered species
an animal or plant that is in danger of dying completely
deforestation
the clearing of land, which causes lost of forests and less fertile land
desertification
the drying up of land along a desert
pollution
the process of making the environment dirty
Environmantal Protection Agency
a US agency that watches the env