Geography Quiz / Geography Key Word Revision: Climate and Change

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Can you guess the Geography key terms (Climate and Change) based on their definitions?

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DefinitionKey Term
Processes and forces that are not controlled by humans.
Layer of air 10-50km about the Earth's surface.
Long-term changes in temperature and precipitation.
Gradual change of land into a desert.
Species of plants or animals dying out completely, so none survive.
A period of slight global cooling that lasted from around the mid-15th century to the mid-19th century.
Changes in the pathway of the Earth around the Sun and the tilt of its axis.
Climate changes that result from major geological events such as volcanic eruptions.
A trend whereby global temperatures rise over time, linked in modern times with the human production of greenhouse gases.
DefinitionKey Term
A period in the Earth's past when the polar ice caps were much larger than today.
The increased greenhouse effect resulting from human action (emission of greenhouse gases) and leading to global warming.
Those gases in the atmosphere that absorb outgoing radiation, hence increasing the temperature of the atmosphere.
The most recent geological period of the Earth's history.
'Big animals' which mostly weighed over 40kg, such as a woolly mammoth or a sabre-tooth cat.
The energy emitted from the Sun.
A community of plants and animals that interact with each other and their physical environment.
Plants and animals are linked together and dependent upon each other for food and sustenance.
The chopping down and removal of tress to clear an area of forest.

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