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Climate

Topic 10: Lessons 1, 2 and 3

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the long-term weather pattern in an area climate
certain gases in the atmosphere (water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide) absorb much of the heat leaving Earth's surface greenhouse gases
the process by which greenhouse gases trap heat which keeps Earth warm greenhouse effect
a sudden or gradual change in Earth's climate climate change
gradual increase in the global temperatue global warming
affect, influence or cause change in impact
substances formed from the remains of organisms; when these substance are burned they release a lot of energy fossil fuels
an unforeseen chain of events caused by a disturbance in a system cascade effect
clean energy sources that do not come from fossil fuels alternative energy
when scientists disagree about how to interpret data argument
Created by: ScienceWTRMS