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erosion
the wearing away of soil and rocks by rivers or glaciers
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humidity
the amount of water vapour in the atmosphere
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altitude
the height above sea level
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deforestation
the cutting down of trees
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desertification
process where fertile land becomes desert. this occurs as a result of drought, deforestation and overgrazing
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overpopulation
where too many people live in an area for the resources available, resulting in a low standard of living
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global warming
the gradual rise in temperatures world-wide
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terraces
steps cut into the sides of hills to make extra flat land for farming
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crop rotation
the successive planting of different crops on the same land to improve soil fetility
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adaptation
a change in a plant or animal that makes it better able to live in a particular place or situation
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the amount of water vapour in the atmosphere

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humidity

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the height above sea level

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Card 4

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the cutting down of trees

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Card 5

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process where fertile land becomes desert. this occurs as a result of drought, deforestation and overgrazing

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