EESA10H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Acid Rain, Taxus Brevifolia, Aspirin

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Climate: climate : trends in weather patterns over an extended period of time (years, climate system: interactive system of five compartments. Energy from the sun warms the earth"s surface. Water vapor (clouds), co2, and other gasses are heated. They radiate heat (longer-wavelength) in all directions (space or warms the air and the earth"s surface) Greenhouse gasses: water vapor co2 ch4 n2o. Processes affecting increase of greenhouse gases: fossil fuels. Residential and commercial uses 14: clearing and burning forests and grasslands, raising large numbers of livestock (methane, planting of rice, inorganic fertilizers. Global climate change: environmental impacts of global climate change. Predicted magnitude of changes : human health impacts of global climate change. Higher temperatures increased range of disease vectors. Coastal flooding impacts on food supplies; refugees. Extreme weather events crop failures, injuries, famine, infectious disease. Harmful or beneficial effects: the kyoto protocol on global climate change. International agreement (2005) to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

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