Lecture 10 - Lecture 9: Pulling it Together Geographically...

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Lecture 9: Pulling it Together Geographically on Climate Change How would A (amount reflected by surface) be decreased? A. More melting of the Arctic ice cap B. Building more highways C. Increasing snow fall If less insolation is reflected, and more is absorbed, what will that do to the temperature? Increase in temp What are the Greenhouse gases? A. Methane, carbon dioxide, water vapor B. Nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide C. Nitrogen, carbon dioxide, water vapor D. Oxygen, carbon dioxide, methane Carbon Sinks and Sources If we increase sources, and decrease sinks, then we’ll have more carbon in the atmosphere, and therefore more warming . Label the following as carbon sinks or carbon sources A. Fossil fuels that are buried underground sink B. Fossil fuels that are being used by your car source C. The ocean floor sink D. Currents upwelling from the ocean floor source E. Forests sink F. Forests that are being burned or cut down source G. Methane buried in tundra soils sink
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H. Methane emitted from the melting of tundra soils
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course POLS 1101 taught by Professor Franklin during the Spring '10 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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Lecture 10 - Lecture 9: Pulling it Together Geographically...

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