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global warming

sustained increase in Earth's average surface T
- determine physical, chemical & biologicial processes
- caused by greenhouse gas levels rising

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global climate change

global sum of all local changes in T & precipitation patterns that accompany global warming or global cooling
- caused by greenhouse gas levels rising

Temp + precipitation + frequency + severity

3

greenhouse gas

gas that absorbs & reflects infrared radiation, so that heat radiate from Earth is retained in atm instead of being lost to space

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

international volunteer commmittee of scientists who assess current climate change stage & determine environmental and socio-economic impact

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phenology

timing of events during the year in environments where seasonal changes occur

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ways climate change can impact orgs

(1) phenology shifts
(2) geographic range shifts
(3) evolutionary adaptation
(4) extinction
(5) acidification