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Climate Change


Global warming is an overall warming of the planet based on average
temperature over the entire surface.

Climate change is changes in regional climate characteristics including
temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind and severe weather events.



Climate change is one of the world's greatest problems. It is difficult to make…

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Carbon Cycle - The Carbon Cycle is
involved in the whole
environment. It is present in all
organic substances, simple
compounds such as carbon dioxide,
and complex hydrocarbons such as
crude oil and fossil fuels.



Carbon is transferred through the environment by many biological processes.
These include respiration and chemical…

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The Keeling Curve plots the concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth's
atmosphere since 1958. It demonstrates when the levels first started to rise
and it is this that has brought the problem to the world's attention.



The up and down movement
reflects seasonal changes and
are constant from year…

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Changing ecosystems

It was agreed that climate change would be managed through the Kyoto
Protocol. This set targets to cut greenhouse emissions. Many countries have
lowered their emissions by 5% in 3-7 years.

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