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Adaptation Mutation that helps an organism survive.
Adaptation When a change helps an organism survive, the organism is adapted to it s environment.
Global Warming A warming trend that affects climates around the world, has been made worse by human activity.
Seasons Climate changes that occur each year due to the earth tilting on its axis and orbiting the sun.
Climate Earths climate can be affected by large bodies of water, large cities, changes in earths orbit, pollution.
Climate The average yearly temperature and precipitation in an area
Green House Effect A phenomenon in which sunlight energy is trapped in the earths atmosphere warming it up.
Temperate Zone An area of earth that experiences seasonal changes throughout the year.
Temperate Zone Much of the u.s. is in a temperate zone.
Deforestation The clearing of forests to make space for buildings, roads, neighborhoods, grazing lands, or farming land.
Deforestation Cutting down of trees and forests affects the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.
Hibernation A period of time in which an animal, such as a bear is sleeping and its body functions/activities have slowed down drastically.
Tropics A region on earths surface near the equator where the climate is always warm.
El nino A climate event that begins in the tropical Pacific Ocean that may cause heavy rainfall in North America.
Polar Zone Regions at the north pole and south pole of earth, never gets warm.
Desert A biome characterized by less than 25 cm or precipitation each year.
La nina The opposite of El nino, may cause drought in North America and heavy rainfall in South America.
Solar energy Energy from the sun and the source of energy on earth.
Ocean Largest body of water on earth, contains saltwater and surrounds continents.
Water It take more energy to heat water than to heat rock, sand, and soil.
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