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Science Vocab

El Niño unusual pattern of warm winds over the western Pacific Ocean
La Niña when surface waters in the eastern pacific are colder then normal
global warming the gradual increase in temperature of Earth's atmosphere
greenhouse gas gases in the atmosphere that trap energy
chlorofluorcarbon a compound that are a major cause of ozone depletion
fuel a substance that provides energy
energy transformation a change from one form of energy to another
combustion fuels contain stored chemical energy which can be released
fossil fuel energy rich substances formed from the remains of organisms
hydrocarbon chemical compounds that contain carbon and hydrogen atoms
petroleum another name for oil
refinery a factory in which crude oil is heated and separated into fuel and other products
petrochemical compounds made from oil
coal a solid fossil fuel formed from plant remains
oil a thick, black, liquid fossil fuel
natural gas mixture of methane and other gases
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