Dry planet that is more Earth-like than others
A colorless, odorless, non-poisonous gas that is a normal part of our atmosphere; a greenhouse gas
Direct radiant energy from the sun (or UV)
Complex process that occurs in living green plant cells allowing plants to grow
All of the living and dead organisms found near the earth’s surface in parts of the lithosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere
A type of fuel derived from geologic deposits of organic materials, including crude oil, coal and natural gas
The “third rock” from the sun
Produced when certain gases in a planet’s atmosphere trap solar energy to warm the planet
The average weather for a region over a long period of time
A change in the quality of the environment that can adversely affect the health of humans or other living organisms
A substance composed of atoms of two or more elements
The progressive gradual rise of the earth’s surface temperature in recent decades
The part of the earth composed of water
Mixture of gases surrounding a planet
Things to Know
Explain some ways you can help our environment
Use buses and trains, car pool b.
Walk or bike ride c.
Drive slowly (produces less pollution) d.
Name 3 alternative energy sources
Know effect global warming has on weather
With more heat trapped on Earth, the planet will become warmer which means the weather all over Earth will change
Some places will become drier, others wetter
Most areas will become warmer, but some will become cooler
There may be many storms, floods, and drought
Global warming on sea levels
Higher temperatures will make the water of the seas/oceans expand.
Ice melting in the Antarctic and Greenland will flow into the sea.
Areas of land will be a danger from flooding
How many centimeters are oceans expected to rise? 20-40 cm
Know effect of global warming on farming and water
Farming: changes in the amount of rainfall will affect how plants grow. Some plants also grow differently in different temperatures. The effect of a change in the weather on plant growth may lead to some countries not having enough food. b.
Water: Changes in the weather will bring more rain in some countries but others will have less rain.
Worldwide problems of acid rain
Wear down statues
Man’s homes could be affected c.
Causes air pollution