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Global Warming a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants.
Climate Change 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 Something, such as a forest, a mineral deposit, or fresh water, that is found in nature and is necessary or useful to humans.
Non-renewable resources Of or relating to an energy source, such as oil or natural gas, or a natural resource, such as a metallic ore, that is not replaceable after it has been used.
Renewable resources any natural resource (as wood or solar energy) that can be replenished naturally with the passage of time
Greenhouse Gases a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation, e.g., carbon dioxide and chlorofluorocarbons.
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.
Acid Rain rain that contains a high concentration of pollutants, chiefly sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, released into the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuels such as coal or oil
Pollution the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects.
Adapt become adjusted to new conditions.
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 is the clearing of trees, transforming a forest into cleared land.
Reforestation To replant (an area) with forest cover.
Positive a good, affirmative, or constructive quality or attribute.
Negative a word or statement that expresses denial, disagreement, or refusal.
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