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Human-Environmental

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Global Warming An increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may come from the greenhouse effect.
Climate Change A change in the earth's climate, especially a change due to an increase in the average atmospheric temperature.
Energy Resources Renewable or non-renewable resource used for obtaining an energy source.
Green Resources Anything that don't burn fossil fuels.
Non-renewable resources A resource of economic value that cannot be readily replaced by natural means on a level equal to its consumption.
Renewable resources Any resource, such as wood or solar energy, that can or will be replenished naturally in the course of time.
Greenhouse Gases A gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation, e.g., carbon dioxide and chlorofluorocarbons.
Greenhouse Effect Warming of the Earth's surface and lower atmosphere caused by water vapor, carbon dioxide, and other trace gases in the atmosphere.
Acid Rain Rain that contains dangerous chemicals because of smoke from cars and factories.
Pollution The action or process of making land, water, air, etc., dirty and not safe or suitable to use.
Adapt To change your behavior so that it is easier to live in a particular place or situation.
Depend To be determined, based, or contingent.
Modify To change some parts of while not changing other parts.
Natural Disaster A natural event such as a flood, earthquake, or hurricane that causes great damage or loss of life.
Deforestation The act or result of cutting down or burning all the trees in an area.
Reforestation The act of planting tree seeds or young trees in an area where there used to be a forest.
Positive Good or useful.
Negative Harmful or bad : not wanted.
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