Study Guide Chapter 12

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Chapter 12 Review Definitions Examples/Questions on Definitions Concepts Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs): chemicals used in aerosols and air conditioners that when released into the atmosphere destroy the ozone layer. Common Pool Resources: natural resources that are rival in consumption yet difficult to exclude others from using, leading to overexploitation. Many such resources are renewable, meaning that a minimum population can generate new stocks, if that minimum is protected from overexploitation. Global Climate Change: a human-induced warming of the Earth that is also expected to have effects on weather, disease, and agricultural productivity. Greenhouse Gases: a set of gases including carbon dioxide and methane that, in excessive quantities, prevent heat from escaping through the atmosphere and lead to anthropogenic global warming. Kyoto Protocol: the 1997 addendum to the UN FCCC that set specific greenhouse gas reduction targets. On average, signatories pledged by 2012 to reduce their greenhouse
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