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Human Environment

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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.
Greenhouse gases a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation
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 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 to change to make something suitable for new use or purpose
Depend to be controlled or determined by
Modify to make small changes to something to make it better or to make it less extreme
Natural Disaster a major event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; floods, fires, hurricanes
Deforestation to cut down or clear away trees from forests
Created by: ewaters
 

 



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