Environmental Science Cahpter 19

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short term changes in atmosphere variables
 
average weather conditions of the earth or a particular area over a long period of time of at least 3 decades
 
the process where some of the solar energy absorbed by the earth radiates into the atmosphere as heat radiation(2 words)
 
these are primarily water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide(2 words)
 
the highest emitter of carbon dioxide when burned
 
country that is the largest carbon dioxide emitter
 
an irreversible, estimated threshold of 450 ppm, which could set into motion large-scale climate changes for hundreds of thousands of years (4 words)
 
waste about 80-90% of the solar energy that makes it to these energy providers( 2 words)
 
waste about 50-60% of the energy they extract from the wind (2 words)
 
the weak acid found in carbonated drinks and is raising the acidity levels of the ocean because much of the carbon dioxide absorbed by the ocean reacts with the water to produce it
 
thick, relatively low-lying clouds that tend to decrease surface warming by reflecting some incoming solar radiation back into space(2 words)
 
thin, wispy, and float at high altitudes; they tend to warm the earth's surface by preventing some heat from flowing back into space(2 words)
 
weather measurements over a period of several decades (5 words, one is 'in')
 
when evaporation from increased temperatures greatly exceeds perspiration for a prolonged time
 
weather events which typically alter Pacific ocean currents for about a year or two, temporarily increasing droughts and alters other weather conditions over much of the globe(4 wo
 
contains 50-60 times the amount of methane emitted as carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels each year
 
a very rapid climate change (2 words)
 
the regions where climate change is most severe(2 words)
 
the ecosystem most likely to suffer disruption and species loss from climate change(2 words)
 
play a vital role in the water cycle by storing water as ice during cold, wet seasons and releasing it slowly into streams during warmer dry seasons(2 words)
 
this likely accounts for about one third of the atmospheric warming that has taken place since 1960 (2 words
 
thresholds beyond which natural systems can change irreversibly(3 words
 
a fast growing perennial plant that removes carbon dioxide from the air and stores it in the soil. These plants are also used to create biofuels.
 
fertilizer made by burning biomass to make a char-coal like material that helps to keep carbon in the soil for as long as 1000 years , it stores more carbon than it produces (2 wor
 
(CCS) removes carbon dioxide from the smoke stacks of coal burning plants and stores it somewhere (4 words including 'and')
 
trying to manipulate certain natural conditions to help counter an enhanced greenhouse effect
 
fees on each unit of carbon dioxide and methane emitted by fossil fuel use(2 words)
 
fees on each unit of fossil fuel that is burned(2 words)
 
a chemical or other agent such as noise or heat in the environment that proves harmful to the health survival or activities of humans or other organisms, are classified by the con
 
requires the 36 participating countries to cut their emissions of greenhouse gases by at least 5.2% below their 1990 levels (2 words)
 
cutting net carbon emissions to zero (2 words)
 
has the most intensive, energy efficiency program in the world even though it emits more carbon dioxide in to the atmosphere than any other country
 
the amount of carbon dioxide produced by an individual's lifestyle (2 words)
 
the yearly ozone depletion in the upper stratosphere of Antarctica, the depletion varies with altitude and location (2 words)
 
these chemicals are persistent chemicals that destroy protective ozone in the stratosphere
 
destroyed by UV radiation, these tiny marine plants play a key role in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and form the base of ocean food webs
 
goal is to cut emissions of chlorofluorocarbons by about 35% between 1989 and 2000
 
an amendment that accelerated the phase out of key ozone-depleting chemicals
 

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Created Sep 15, 2011ReportNominate
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