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Flashcards in Planet Earth Deck (29):
1

Awe and wonder

Sense of respect and wonder often linked to fear

2

Carbon emissions

Release of carbon into the air often by factories

3

Conservation

Preservation of the natural environment

4

Deforestation

Cutting down trees

5

Destruction of natural habitats

Destroying the homes of plants and animals

6

Drought

Lack of rain over a long period of time

7

Earth summit

Meetings being representatives of governments all over the world

8

Famine

Extreme scarcity of good often linked to the failure of harvests

9

Flood

Water breaching its natural limits on to land e.g river breaking its bank

10

Global warming

Heating up of the world's atmosphere

11

Green house gases

Gases in the earths atmosphere that trap heat from the sun

12

Natural resources

Things we use that occur naturally e.g rocks

13

Oil spills

When transported water is accidentally spilt onto land or sea

14

Pesticides

Chemicals used by farmers to kill pests

15

Pollution

Excess of something that leads to environmental harm

16

Recycling

Choosing to reuse something rather than throw it away

17

Severe weather

Unusually strong weather conditions

18

Stewardship

God given responsibility to look after the world

19

Sustainable development

Development that meets the needs of the future without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs

20

Toxic chemicals

Poisonous chemicals

21

Acid rain

Rain that falls that is acidic. Sulphur dioxide + water in the atmosphere

22

We are

Stewards

23

God made

Man in his own image

24

Rudolf or to and the

Numinous

25

Use not

Abuse

26

We have

Dominion

27

Harm no

Living thing

28

Samsara

We should look after the world for future versions of ourselves

29

Greed stops

You reaching enlightenment