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Global Climate Change Notes (Lab)
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Large animals of a particular place and time that are greater than 97-100 lbs
What are some examples of megafauna
NA- you had mammoth
SA-Saber Toothed tiger
WHEn and what is the Quaternary Extinction event
Accorded aout 2.5 Ma-5ka(5000)
It is the most recent worldwide extinction event that affected largely the Pleistocene. Which means only the land mammals.
What caused the megafaunal extinction?
Overhunting, climate cahnge, human appearance(47000 years), coexisting with megafauna(4000 years), and huamns eating a lot
How do you find the cause of extinction?
NO evidence really there is only large climate change immediately before which means that anthropogenic change varies
What is the current sea leve rise?
What is the main effect if sea levels continue to rise?
Amount of floods increase which then lead to coastal erosion
IF the Amount of floods increease a lot then there will be
1. Drainage problems,
3. infrastructure failure
What causes sea level rising?
Culmination of wealth and economic imoacts
but also: the insustrail revolution which resulted in greenhouse gas emissions to increase, from this global warming, from this thermal expansion of sea water and ice melting.
What is your carbon footprint?
It is the amount of CO2 released in the atmosphere due to your activities in a given time frame.
CO2 makes up appx _____ of all GHG emissions?
Americans use _____ more energy per person than anyone else in the world
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