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Can you guess the Geography key terms (Extreme Climates) based on their definitions?

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DefinitionKey Term
A line of stones which are laid across contours of gently sloping farmland to catch rainwater and reduce soil erosion; used in Burkina Faso.
Making full use of something (often implying it is negative).
Changes that take place to react to a situation.
Ice covered places are...
Acronym; aims to make life better; examples include OXFAM and the Red Cross.
The declining quality and quantity of land.
The method of capturing fog/mist in nets and collecting the droplets that form; done in Chile.
A displaced person caused by environmental disasters as a result of climate change.
Water that rises out of the ground with natural pressure.
Farming methods that aim to conserve soil and water while at the same time providing sustainable livelihood for the farmer.
A technology that the local community is able to use relatively easily and without much cost.
Storing rainwater or used water for use in periods of drought.
DefinitionKey Term
Vegetation/plants.
Places with frozen soils, such as Alaska.
The maximum number of people (or animals/plants) who can be supported in a given area without the use of technology.
Dry.
Between 250-500mm a year.
A climate that's unusually challenging in terms of temperature and precipitation.
Less than 250mm rainfall a year.
Usually occurs in the Pacific Ocean every 3 to 7 years; usually warm conditions off the western coasts of Peru cause climatic disturbances.
People who move with their animals from place to place in search of pasture.
Animals.
Where a particular culture is changed and weakened, usually by exposure to other competing cultures.

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