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Environmental Science
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EESA11H3
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George Archontitsis

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Lecture 2-3: Questions
1) Which are the general trends regarding Earth's average near-surface atmospheric temperature?
2) What do you know about the global glacial retreat (trends and consequences)?
3) Which are the recent trends in the sea level rise?
4) Describe the basic mechanism underlying the greenhouse effect?
5) Which are the gases involved in the human caused enhancement of the greenhouse effect?
6) Which is the greenhouse gas with the highest warming potential and the longest lifetime in the
atmosphere?
7) Which are the general trends regarding the CO2 atmospheric concentrations after the Industrial
Revolution?
8) Climate change and marine phytoplankton: What is the “biological pump”?
9) Provide the major sources of methane in the atmosphere.
10) Provide the major sources of nitrous oxide in the atmosphere.
11) The Kyoto protocol: objectives and basic principles. What do you know about the classification
between Annex 1 & non-Annex 1 countries?
12) What do you know about Canada’s position on the Kyoto protocol?
13) Global warming controversy: assertions of the supporters and the opposition of the anthropogenic
global warming hypothesis.
14) What is the “urban heat island” effect?
15) El Niño-Southern Oscillation and Climate Change: Is there a connection?
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Lecture 2-3: Questions 1) Which are the general trends regarding Earths average near-surface atmospheric temperature? 2) What do you know about the global glacial retreat (trends and consequences)? 3) Which are the recent trends in the sea level rise? 4) Describe the basic mechanism underlying the greenhouse effect? 5) Which are the gases involved in the human caused enhancement of the greenhouse effect? 6) Which is the greenhouse gas with the highest warming potential and the longest lifetime in the atmosphere? 7) Which are the general trends regarding the CO atmospheric concentrations after the Industrial 2 Revolution? 8) Climate
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