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

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