Biodiversity and human impact on the environment

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  • Created on: 25-10-18 16:33
What is meant by biodiversity
The amount of species in a specific area at a given time
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Name three greehouse gases
Carbon dioxide, water vapour, methane
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In what ways are humans negatively affecting the environment
Air pollution, pesticides, toxic waste, landfill, sewage
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Define deforestation
Cutting down areas of forest to make way for houses, agriculture, animals
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What event is thought to have rapidly increased pollution
Industrial revolution
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Why are peat bogs important to the environment
They store carbon dioxide so their destruction releases it and increases the greenhouse effect
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Name three greehouse gases

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Define deforestation

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