Environmental Science Review exam 1

Environmental Science Review exam 1 - Environmental Science...

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Environmental Science Review 1. a. Climate scientist say, due to human activities earths climate is changing faster now than in the past. b. Global warming and climate change refer to the same environmental issue. Specifically alteration of the earths surface temperature due to green house gases in the atmosphere c. Greenhouse gases are important because they absorb infrared radiation d. Measurements of CO2 levels in ice cores show a huge increase of CO2 abundances in the atmosphere e. CO2 is NOT the only greenhouse gas f. “Gaia hypothesis” is the idea that earth is a self-regulating system with biota playing an important role g. The deterioration of the ozone was not natural. It was cause from excess chlorine h. The reflectivity of the earths surface is called its Albedo i. Without an atmosphere the earths surface temperature would be …….. j. Latent heat refers to energy gained or lost when water changes phases k. Earths average global surface temperature has increased less than 1 C over
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  • Fall '07
  • Global Warming, Greenhouse gas, Black body, Earths

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