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Study Guide Questions

1.     What is the natural process by which gases in the atmosphere trap heat?
2.     Without the Greenhouse Effect, the earth would be extremely [hot/ cold]
3.     What are the major "greenhouse gases"?
4.     When did "greenhouse gases" begin to be released into the atmosphere in large amounts?
5.     With the exception of ______________________________, "greenhouse gases" occur naturally.
6.     When plants convert sunlight into energy that sustains them, what process is taking place?
7.     What "greenhouse gas" is removed from the atmosphere by plants?
8.     Why is extensive deforestation a problem?
9.     Where does methane occur naturally?
10.     _____________________________ is released into the atmosphere when organic waste decomposes.
11.     Methane in the atmosphere has more than __________________________________ during the last two centuries.
12.     What "greenhouse gas" is produced during the industrial production of nylon?
13.     Which traps more heat - nitrous oxide or methane?
14.     By t he year 2100, global temperatures may increase between ____________ and __________ degrees.
15.     Drastic global warming could trigger a rise in __________________________________.
16.     What is "El Niņo"?
17.     What is "La Niņa"?
18.     What country releases more "greenhouse gases" than any other?
19.     The concentration of "greenhouse gases" already in our atmosphere will affect global climate for at least how long?
20.     What is the "Kyoto Protocol"?
21.     Why must we find alternatives to fossil fuels?
22.     What are some viable alternatives to the use of fossil fuels?
23.     Newer appliances are more energy-efficient than older appliances are. True or false?
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