Flashcards in 2.4 Human impact Deck (14)
Colourless, odourless gas. It is a greenhouse gas and contributes to global warming.
Chlorofluorocarbons. Important greenhouse gases. They destruct the ozone.
Changes in climate that occur both naturally as well as due to human activity.
Amount of energy entering a system, the amount leaving the system and transfer of energy within the system
Enhanced greenhouse effect
Increasing amount of greenhouse gases as a result of human activity.
Observed increase in temperatures around the world that have been noticed over the last 50 years.
The process by which certain gases heat up the earth by the
Water Vapour, Carbon Dioxide, Methane, Chlorofluorocarbons, Nitrate oxides and Ozone.
Increase in temperatures that are observed around a large town or city.
Hydrocarbon gas produced during the decomposition of organic material.
Climate of a small area, such as a woodland, lake or hedgerow , right up to the climate associated with a town or city.
Refers to the thinning of the ozone layer.
Fog containing impurities, mainly nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds.