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Dry climate, little rain, too dry to support vegetation
a collection of plants and animals that have common characteristics for the environment they exist in.
The weather of a location over a long period of time, 30 years typically
The study of environmental effects on the distribution of living things quotations
a community of living organisms and nonliving factors interact as a system.
North and South, Parallels, run horizontally, each degree is about 69 miles from each other
Animals adapted to colder climates have shorter limbs than ones
Species in warmer climates are smaller than those in colder climates
East and West, Meridians, connect the north and south polesp
How we cut the earth into four quarters by the prime meridian and the equator
Gases in the Earth's atmosphere trap the Sun's radiation and also block too much energy from penetrating the layer of protective atmosphere
Area located between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, receives direct sunlight year round,
warm summers and cold winters, between polar and tropical zones, great for human settlement and agriculture
Arctic and Antarctic, twenty four hours of sun in summer months, twenty four hours of darkness in winter months, colder temperatures due to lack of direct sunlight
How much of a tilt does the earth have?
Glaciers and Sea Ice undergo seasonal changes of growing and shrinking that impact weather patterns in areas surrounding them
Natural movement of warm water mixing with colder water creates currents moving large amounts of water throughout the oceans creating a warming or cooling effect.
the surface of the earth with classifications such as agriculture, developed areas, and vegetation across the landscape.
carbon sinks that absorb more carbon than they release via photosynthesis.
the study of climate as it affects and is affected by living organisms
the distribution of the carbon stored in living plants
patterns of settlement due to many factors, among them history, culture, conflict, and access to resources. Vulnerability to climate change and its effects also varies widely by location.
more than half of the world's human population living in cities, improving the sustainability and resilience of urban systems is a vital component of any climate change strategy.
Commits governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with the goal of lessening the severity of climate change.
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