Extreme Climates

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Extreme climates
Places where it is extremely cold (polar) or hot and dry (hot arid).
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Temperate Climate
A climate which is not extreme
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Drylands
Semi-arid places with 250-500mm rain a year e.g. Sahel
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Deserts
Truly arid places with less than 250mm rain a year
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Desertification
The process by which land becomes drier and degrade as a result of climate change or human activities or both
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Tundra
Places with frozen soil e.g.. Alaska
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Glacial
Ice covered places e.g.. Greenland
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Carrying Capacity
The maximum number of people that can be supported by the resources and technology of a given area
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Card 2

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A climate which is not extreme

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Temperate Climate

Card 3

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Semi-arid places with 250-500mm rain a year e.g. Sahel

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Card 4

Front

Truly arid places with less than 250mm rain a year

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Card 5

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The process by which land becomes drier and degrade as a result of climate change or human activities or both

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