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Global Warming is the observed century-scale rise in the average temperature of Earth's climate system.
Climate Changing a change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels
Energy Resources Renewable (sun, sea, wind) or non-renewable (coal mine, gas well, oil well) resource used for obtaining an energy source.
Green Resources Green Energy is energy that can be extracted, generated, and/or consumed without any perfume, dyes
Non-Renewable Resources Most fossil fuels, such as oil, natural gas and coal are considered nonrenewable resources in that their use is not sustainable because their formation takes billions of years.
Renewable Resources Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat.
Greenhouse Effect the trapping of the sun's warmth in a planet's lower atmosphere due to the greater transparency of the atmosphere to visible radiation from the sun than to infrared radiation emitted from the planet's surface.
Greenhouse Gases a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation
Acid Rain rainfall made sufficiently acidic by atmospheric pollution that it causes environmental harm, typically to forests and lakes.
Pollution the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects.
Adapt make (something) suitable for a new use or purpose; modify
Depend 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 natural event such as a flood, earthquake, or hurricane that causes great damage or loss of life.
Deforestation Deforestation is the clearing of trees, transforming a forest into cleared land. The first step in turning the wilderness into a shopping center is deforestation
Reforestation the action of renewing forest cover
Positive with no possibility of doubt; clear and definit
Negative consisting in or characterized by the absence rather than the presence of distinguishing features.
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