Flashcards in October 8 Deck (13):
GHG concentration is over ____ ppm
What is the main contributor or CO2 to the atmosphere?
What does an excess of CO2 in the atmosphere do?
The CO2 traps heat and keeps in in the atmosphere, gradually warming our global climate
What country produces the most CO2 emissions?
Methane is ______ potent than CO2
Why is methane a more effective GHG?
It takes less of it to trap the same amount of heat
What is permafrost?
A thick layer of soil that remains frozen throughout the year.
How does permafrost contribute to global warming?
It is darker than snow and absorbs more heat, this causes more snow to melt in the Arctic which raises ocean levels
The warmer the ocean is the ______ CO2 it absorbs
What percentage of heat is absorbed by the ocean?
True or false
Warming oceans will alter the circulation of he deeper waters
True because it decreases the thermohaline circulation
More acid rain occurs when more ______ is dissolved into the ocean