TRIPLE SCIENCE: Deforestation and the Destruction of Peat Bogs

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Define Biodiversity.
The variety of different species in a habitat.
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Desribe one implication for humans reducing biodiversity.
Could miss out [on things such as new medicines, food or fibres.
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Briefly describe how peat is formed.
Plants that live in bogs don't fully decay as there is not enough oxygen. Partly-rotted plants build up to form peat.
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Explain why draining a peat bog increases the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Carbon is stored in the dead plants. As the peat is drained these plants decay & release carbon dioxide.
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Suggest one thing that a gardener could do to help reduce the number of peat bogs being drained.
Use peat-free compost to reduce the demand for peat.
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Desribe one implication for humans reducing biodiversity.

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Could miss out [on things such as new medicines, food or fibres.

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Briefly describe how peat is formed.

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Card 4

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Explain why draining a peat bog increases the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

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Suggest one thing that a gardener could do to help reduce the number of peat bogs being drained.

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