Geography Unit 1B Keywords

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acid rain
Rain with acidic gases dissolved in it, which can be harmful for plants and fish
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Bali conference
December 2007. Representatives of more than 180 countries were present. The result of the meeting was the Bali Roadmap, in which initiatives were agreed to try to reach a secure future climate
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climate change
How the world's temperature and rainfall patterns are fluctuating
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congestion charging
Charging cars to enter urban areas
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coral atoll
Circular coral reef or string of coral islands around a lagoon
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crop yields
The amount of grain that a crop provides
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glacier
A mass of ice moving slowly down a valley
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global scale
To do with the world
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global warming
An increase in the temperature of the Earth's atmosphere
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greenhouse gases
Gases that trap heat within the Earth's atmosphere
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fossil fuels
Fuels that are produced from coal, oil or gas
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Kyoto Protocol
An agreement signed by countries to cut greenhouse gases
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local scale
The area around where you live
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marine environments
Sea or ocean ecosystems
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methane
A greenhouse gas
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natural resources
Things that we use which are formed with no human input
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orbital geometry
Regular variations in the Earth's orbit
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park and ride
Places where people can leave their cars and travel into the city by bus
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resource extraction
Taking useful materials from the ground
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Rio Earth Summit
A meeting held in 1992 to find ways of dealing with environmental damage. The agenda was aimed at a clean-up of the global environment
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sea level
How high the sea is in relation to the land
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solar output
Energy that comes from the Sun
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sustainable development
Development that meets the needs of the present without harming future generations
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transnational company
A business that operates in many different countries
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Mr A Gibson

Use this as an addition to whatever flashcards you are using for your GCSE Geog revision - succinct and accurate definitions.

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