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Climatologist
Someone who studies the climate.
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Quaternary
The last 2.6 million years where there have been many glacials.
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Interglacial
A long period warmer conditions between glacials.
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Glacial
A long period of time during which the Earth’s glacier expanded widely.
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Atmosphere
The layer of gases which make up the air around us.
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Stratosphere
The layer of air above the Earth’s surface. It is above the troposphere.
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Megafauna
Means ‘big animals’. Most weighed over 40kg.
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Extinction
Means a species of plant or animal dying out completely so none survive.
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Greenhouse effect
The way that gases in the atmosphere trap heat from the sun.
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Greenhouse gases
Gases like carbon dioxide and methane that trap heat around the Earth, leading to global warming.
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Enhanced greenhouse effect
A stronger gas that traps heat around the Earth.
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Quaternary

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The last 2.6 million years where there have been many glacials.

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Interglacial

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Glacial

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Atmosphere

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