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Climate Change

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Brandon Matherne

on 6 May 2015

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Transcript of Climate Change

Causes
Climate
The weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period
Vocabulary
Air Pollution: Contamination of air by smoke and harmful gases
Natural Pollution: Contamination of the environment from substances of natural origins
Ozone: A colorless unstable toxic gas with a pungent odor and powerful oxidizing properties
Smog: A brown haze that forms when air pollutants react in the presence of sunlight
Global Warming: The warming of average global temperature
Improvement
Be energy efficient: change light bulbs to LEDs, hang dry, switch off lights when not in use
Stay informed: Follow the latest news about climate change
Get involved: Talk to your political representatives
Test Questions
Variations in the sun’s energy reaching Earth
Effects on Nature
Glaciers have shrunken
Ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier
Ocean level is increasing
Temperature has risen
Trees are flowering sooner
More intense heat waves
1. Smog: ____

2. Global Warming: ____

3. Ozone: _____

4. Air Pollution: _____

5. Natural Pollution: ______
Answer Key
1.D

2.E

3.B

4.A

5.C
Effects on Health
Increase in average world temperature will have an increase in numbers of heat-related illnesses or diseases
Increase in average world temperature will have an increase in numbers of storms which will in turn increase in floods and natural disasters, causing destruction and property damage
Increase in temperature will also increase the concentration of unhealthy air and water pollutants
Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year for malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea, heat stress
Climate Change
Changes in the reflectivity of Earth’s atmosphere and surface
Changes in the greenhouse effect, which affects the amount of heat retained by Earth’s atmosphere
a. Contamination of air by smoke and harmful gases
b. A colorless unstable toxic gas with a pungent odor and powerful oxidizing properties
c. Contamination of the environment from substances of natural origins
d.A brown haze that forms when air pollutants react in the presence of sunlight
e.The warming of average global temperature
By:
Brandon Matherne
Angel Wood
Thomas Johnson
Aaron Hamilton
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