Soc 203 Chapter 13

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global warmingThe increasing average global air temperature, caused mainly by the accumulation of various gases that collect in the atmospheregreenhouse gasesThe collection of increasing amounts of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), carbon dioxide, methane, and other gases in the atmosphere, where they act like the glass in a greenhouse, holding heat from the sun close to Earth and preventing the heat from rising back into spacecommunity supported agricultureCSAs are family farms that sell "shares" to community members. A family purchases a share of the farm's yield for each season and then picks up a weekly order that always contains the same weight in seasonal produce. Some CSAs also provide meats that have been raised on pastures instead of feedlotsMultiple Chemical SensitivityA controversial health condition in which, after one or more acute or traumatic exposures to a chemical or group of chemicals, people experience adverse effects from low levels of chemical exposure that do not produce symptoms in the general publicenvironmental InjusticeThe tendency for socially and politically marginalized groups to bear the brunt of environmental illsenvironmental racismThe tendency for hazardous waste sites and polluting industries to be located in areas where the surrounding residential population is an ethnic or racial minoritybiodiversityThe variability of living organisms on Earth.environmental refugeesPeople forced to move because of environmental destructionecoterrorismAny violent crime intended to coerce, intimidate, or change public policy on behalf of the natural world.Sustainable developmentSocietal development that meets the needs of current generations without threatening the future of subsequent generationsKyoto ProtocolDeveloped by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the protocol aims to have signatories make efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As of 2010, 191 countries had ratified the protocol.