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2.1 Climate Change

IB HL Geography Climate Change Causes

Adaptation Measures to reduce human and natural systems vunelrability to climate change
Albedo The amount of solar energy reflected back into the Earths atmosphere
Vulnerability The degrees of how humans and natural systems can cope with climate change
Mitigation Attempts to reduce causes of climate change
Anthropogenic Human-related proccesses/impacts
Resilience Ability of a population/natural system to absorb change
Global warming The increase in temperatures around the world, taken into account since the 1960s
The greenhouse effect When gasses such as carbon dioxide and methane allow short-wave radiation to pass through the atmosphere . However traps long-wave radiation leading to the warming of the Earth.
The enhanced greenhouse effect The increasing amount of trapped greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere as a result of human actvitites, including global warming.
Created by: Manqoba
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