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Global Warming an unequivocal and continuing rise in the average temperature of Earth's climate system.
Greenhouse gases gases in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range. The primary greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere are water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone.
Greenhouse effect The greenhouse effect is a process by which thermal radiation from a planetary surface is absorbed by atmospheric greenhouse gases, and is re-radiated in all directions.
Acid Rain Acid rain is a rain or any other form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that it possesses elevated levels of hydrogen ions (low pH).
Pollution the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change
Adapt to change (something) so that it functions better or is better suited for a purpose
Depend To rely on
Modify make partial or minor changes to (something), typically so as to improve it or to make it less extreme
Natural Disaster a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples include floods, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes.
Deforestation the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a non-forest use.
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