Philosophy AQA Topic Two Religion and planet earth

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Acid Rain

Define Acid Rain?

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Acid Rain

Answer

rain made acidic by being contaminated, for example by waste gasses which get in to the atmosphere from factories.

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Awe and wonder

Define awe and wonder

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Awe and wonder

Answer

sense of respect and admiration, often linked with fear.

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Carbon emmisions

Define Carbon emmisions

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Carbon emmisions

Answer

release of carbon dioxide in to the atmosphere from many sources, e.g power stations

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Conservation

Define conservation

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Conservation

Answer

looking after, preservation of the natural environment

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Defrorestation

Defin deforestation

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Deforestation

Answer

cutting down trees over extensive areas

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Destruction of natural habitat

Define destruction of natural habitat

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Destruction of natural habitat

Answer

actions which lead to the natural homes of plants and animals being destroyed, often leading to the death of those species

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Drought

Define Drought

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Drought

Answer

Lack of rain over an unusualy long spell

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Earth summit

define a earth summit

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Earth summit

Answer

meeting between representatives of goverments from all over the world to try to reach agreements about what can be done to look after the planet

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Famine

Define famine

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Famine

Answer

Extreme scarcity of foo, often because of faliure of harvests due to weather conditions

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Flood

define flood

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flood

influx or overflowing of water beyond its usual limitson to land, e.g. a river bursting its banks because of excessive rainfall

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global warming

define global warming

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global warming

Answer

the heating up of the earth's atmosphere, leading climatic change

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Green house gases

define greenhouse gases

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green house gases

Answer

gases in the earth's atmosphere. they allow the sun's rays to enter our atmosphere, but then trap them causing a heating effect

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natural resources

define natural resources

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natural resources

Answer

 the things we use which occur naturaly, e.g. oil, coal, wood.

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oil spills

Define Oil spills

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oil spills

Answer

where transported oil has been acidentaly spilled in large quantities on land or in the sea, destroying the environment

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pesticides

Define pesticides

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Pesticides

Annswer

Chemichals used by farmers to kill insects

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Pollution

Define

Pollution

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Pollution

Answer

an excess of anything leading to environmental problems , e.g. an oil spillage leads to pollution in the sea which kills sea life

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Recycling

Define recycling

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Recycling

Answer

reusing something rather than just letting it become waste.

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Sever weather

Define severe weather

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severe weather

Answer

weather conditions which are extreme and not ususal for the area, e.g. flooding

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Stewardship

Define stewardship

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Stewardship

Answer

Sense of responsability for the planet , for animals, for others; a duty to look after

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Sustainable Development

Define Sustainable Development

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Sustainable Development

Answer

project developments which meet the needs of today without comprimising the needs of future generations

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Toxic chemichals

Define toxic chemichals

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Toxic chemichals

answer

chemichals that are poisonous

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