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IOC4 Module 10

Key terms from IOC4 Module 10

Any long-term significant change in the "average weather of a region or the Earth as a whole. Climate change
generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activities significance and importance. Culture
A group of people with a culture (whether distinct or hidden) which differentiates them from the larger culture to which they belong. Subculture
an assessment of the possible impact—positive or negative—that a proposed project may have on the natural environment. Environmental Impact
Clearing of vast areas of forests for farming and urban development. Rainforests have been hardest hit. Results in lower O2 and higher CO2. Deforestation
The increase of the average temperature of Earth's near surface air and oceans since the mid 20th century and projectd continuation. Global Warming
The ongoing effort to provide sufficient primary energy sources and secondary energy forms to fulfill civilization's needs. It involves both installation of established technologies and research and development to create new energy-related technologies. Energy Development
the change in population over time, and can be quantified as the change in the number of individuals in a population using "per unit time" for measurement. Population Growth
Resources that can be replaced continually at least within a human lifespan. Solar, Air, Wind, Water, Trees, grain, livestock. Renewable resources
Processing of used materials into new products in order to prevent waste of potentially useful materials. Recycling
Resources that can be reused directly without major processing. Salvageable
Resources that cannot easily be replaced and/or being consumed at a rate faster than they are created. Non-renewable resources
Created by: AaronHamilton