Religion and Life issues - key words 2

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Creation
Belief that God created the universe and everything in it
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Stewardship
Religious believers have a duty to look after planet Earth
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Awe and Wonder
Marvelling at the complexity and beauty of the universe
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Pollution
The contamination of the environment
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Climate change
Changes to the climate, that have been caused by human lifestyles
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Natural resources
Resources that are part of the environment
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Natural habitat
The places where species of plants or animals live in the wild
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Earth Summits
Meetings of international leaders to protect the environment
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Sustainable development
Development which does not harm the natural world
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Conservation
Looking after the environment and protecting the animals
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Emissions
Substances discharged into the air from cars, factories etc.
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Acid rain
Rain made acidic because of pollution in the atmosphere
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Biodegradable
Able to be broken down by bacteria in the environment
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Carbon emissions
Releases of greenhouse gases on the environment, measured in CO2
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Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
Chemicals in refrigerators aerosols that destroy the ozone layer
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Deforestation
The cutting down of large amounts of forests
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Droughts
Long periods of abnormally low rainfall
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Fossil fuels
A hydrocarbon used as fuel
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Global warming
The scientific concet that the world is getting warmer
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Greenhouse effect
Trapping heat from the sun in the atmosphere because of pollutants
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International action
Action taken by groups of countries to help conserve the environment
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Ozone layer
A layer of ozone in the atmosphere that absorbs the Sun's radiation
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Recycling
Reusing old products to make new ones
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Religious believers have a duty to look after planet Earth

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Stewardship

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Marvelling at the complexity and beauty of the universe

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The contamination of the environment

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Changes to the climate, that have been caused by human lifestyles

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