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1

What is deforestation?

Cutting down or burning forests to make space for crops or cattle

2

What is climate change?

A long-term change in weather patterns

3

Name a greenhouse gas

Carbon dioxide / methane

4

What is the greenhouse effect?

Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere absorbs some of the radiation produced by the Earth so that it does not go back to space. This keeps the Earth warm

5

What is global warming?

An increase in the global average air temperature

6

Give two things that cause global warming

Deforestation and burning fossil fuels

7

Give three impacts of climate change

Droughts, rising sea levels, flooding