Flashcards in C2 4.6 Climate Change Deck (7)
What is deforestation?
Cutting down or burning forests to make space for crops or cattle
What is climate change?
A long-term change in weather patterns
Name a greenhouse gas
Carbon dioxide / methane
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
What is global warming?
An increase in the global average air temperature
Give two things that cause global warming
Deforestation and burning fossil fuels