Religion and planet earth

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Acid rain
rain made acidic by being contaminated, for example by waste gases which get into the atmosphere from factories.
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Awe and wonder
sense of respect and admiration, often linked with fear.
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Carbon emissions
release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere from many sources, e.g. power stations.
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Conservation
looking after, preservation of the natural environment.
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Deforestation
cutting down trees over extensive areas.
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Destruction of natural habitat
actions which lead to the natural homs of plants and animals being destroyed, often leading to the deaths of those species.
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Drought
lack of rain over an unusually long spell.
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Earth summit
meeting between representatives of governments from all over the world to try to reach agreements about what can be done to look after the planet.
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Famine
extreme scarcity of food, often because of the failure of harvests die to weather conditions.
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Flood
influx or overflowing of water beyond its usual limits on to land, e.g. a river bursting its banks because of excessive rainfall.
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Global warming
the heating up of the earth's atmosphere, leading to climatic change.
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Greenhouse gases
gases in the earth's atmosphere. They allow the sun's rays to enter our atmosphere, but then trap them casing a heating affect.
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Natural resources
the things we use which occur naturally, e.g. gas, oil, coal, wood.
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Oil spills
where transported oil has been accidentally spilled in large quantities on land or in the sea, destroying the environment.
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Pesticides
chemicals used by farmers to kill insects.
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Pollution
an excess of anything leading to environmental problems, e.g. an oil spillage leads to pollution in the sea which kills sea life.
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Recycling
reusing something rather than just letting it become waste.
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severe weather
weather conditions which are extreme and not usual for the area, e.g. flooding.
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Stewardship
sense of responsibility for the planet, for animals, for others; a duty to look after.
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Sustainable development
project developments which meet the needs of today without compromising the needs of future generations.
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Toxic chemicals
chemicals that are poisonous.
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sense of respect and admiration, often linked with fear.

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release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere from many sources, e.g. power stations.

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looking after, preservation of the natural environment.

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cutting down trees over extensive areas.

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