Climate change

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  1. What is global warming?
    The increase of the earth's average surface temperature due to a build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere
  2. What is climate change?
    Refers to long-term changes in climate, including average temperature and precipitation
  3. What does photosynthesis do?
    Produces oxygen and removes carbon dioxide and methane (greenhouse gases)
  4. Non-greenhouse gases
    • Nitrogen
    • Oxygen
  5. Greenhouse gases
    • Water
    • Carbon dioxide
    • Methane
  6. What is greenhouse effect?
    • Solar radiation absorbed by earth
    • Earth warms
    • Heat and energy in the atmosphere
    • Greenhouse gas absorption
    • Thermal radiation into space
  7. How long does carbon dioxide stays in the atmosphere?
    100 years
  8. How much greenhouse gas does US emit?
    25% of the world's total
  9. What are the effects of global warming?
    • Rising sea level
    • Increased temperature
    • Habitat damage and species affected
    • Changes in water supply
  10. What does IPCC mean?
    Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change

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Climate change
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2013-10-17 13:41:04
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