GLOBAL WARMING

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WHAT DOES THE TERM GLOBAL WARMING MEAN?? The term global warming means: A gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, CFCs, and other pollutants.
WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THE EARTH DOES ICE COVER TODAY?? The percentage of ice covering the Earth today is 10%.
WHAT EXACTLY IS SNOWBall EARTH?? Snowball Earth was when the only living things were cells and the entirety of the earth was covered in ice.
WHY DO TEMPERATURES CHANGE?? Temperature change due to three changes: GREENHOUSE GASES. IN THE EARTHS TILT AND ITS PATH AROUND THE SUN. IN THE AMOUNT OF ENERGY THE SUN GIVES OUT.
WHAT ARE THE TWO MAIN GREENHOUSE GASES?? The two main greenhouse gases are: METHANE CARBON DIOXIDE
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO OUR CLIMATE?? Because of Greenhouse gases, our climate will become more severe meaning, we will start to have storm surges, droughts, famine, storms and flooding
WHAT ABOUT THE UK'S CLIMATE?? The UK's climate will change in many ways such as: WE WILL HAVE MORE HOT SUMMER DAYS WINTERS WILL BE MORE WETTER AND SNOW WILL BE RARE MORE EXTREME EVENTS, DROUGHTS FLOODING GALES AND STORMS
WHERE WILL THE BIGGEST CHANGE BE?? The biggest change will be around the artic
WHAT ABOUT OUR TWO HEMISPHERES?? The northern hemisphere will be a lot more warmer than the southern hemisphere mainly because it has more land.
WHAT IS TUNDRA?? Tundra is... A vast, flat, treeless Arctic region of Europe, Asia, and North America in which the subsoil is permanently frozen.
WHICH PLACES WILL SUFFER MOST?? The places in which will suffer most is the poorer countries like Pakistan, Africa, Uganda, Peru e.t.c
WHY WILL THE POORER COUNTRIES SUFFER MOST?? Poor countries will suffer most because, they dont have much money to spend in order to cope with the climate changes, unlike the people in the UK, America, China, Japan e.t.c
GIVE SOME OPTIONS IN ORDER TO STOP THIS CLIMATE CHANGE FROM HAPPENING BY 2050 (??) We could: HELP PEOPLE ADAPT TO THEIR CHANGING CLIMATES FIND WAYS TO REMOVE CARBON DIOXIDE FROM THE AIR REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF CARBON DIOXIDE THAT IS PRODUCED
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