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Global
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Wx/Climate
Trivia
Cold
Places
Climate
Climate
Change
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This number refers
to the current world
population.
6.5 billion
(compared to 3 billion in 1960)
Measurement term
used to describe the
area of the Earth’s
surface needed to
support a given
lifestyle
Ecological
Footprint
(Country with the largest ecological footprint per person is the
United States.)
Many scientists
believe that this
element can someday
provide an unlimited
supply of clean
energy.
hydrogen
Percent of the
Earth’s water
available for people
to use
Less Than 1%
City in the world
with the largest
population
Toyko with
33.2 million
The Earth’s coldest
location
Antarctica
( -89C/-129F at Vostok on July 21, 1983)
The warmest year
on record
according to
NASA
2005
(followed closely by 1998)
The hottest
temperature in North
America was recorded
in this U.S. town.
Death Valley, CA
(56 degrees C/134 degrees F. on 9/13/1922)
This tool uses
sophisticated software
to replicate the
atmosphere and its
behavior
A Mathematical
Weather Model
Names given to tropical
storms and hurricanes
in the Atlantic Ocean in
2005 after the list of
specified names had
been exhausted.
Letters of the
Greek alphabet
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta
Presently, 10% of
land area is
covered with these.
Glaciers
Location of the
world’s biggest ice
sheet
Antarctica
Percentage of an
iceberg above
water
Approx. 10%
This collaborative
international effort to
research the poles runs
from 3/2007 - 3/2009
International Polar
Year
(IPY)
These 8
countries/territories
are part of the
arctic circle
Canada, Finland,
Greenland,
Iceland, Norway,
Russia, Sweden,
United States
The study of
Earth’s past
climate
Paleoclimatology
The study of tree
rings to learn
about the past
climate of an area
Dendrochronology
A period of long-term
downturn in the
temperature of Earth's
climate, resulting in an
expansion of ice sheets
and mountain glaciers.
Ice age
A cylinder that holds snow
and ice accumulated over
many years. Air trapped in
the snow and ice gives
scientists clues to past
climate on Earth.
Ice core
The most prominent known
source of inter-annual
variability in weather and
climate that occurs every 3-8
years and is marked by
unusually warm ocean
temperatures in the Pacific
near Peru.
El Nino or ENSO
(El Nino Southern Osillation)
This climate change
documentary received
an Academy Award
nomination in 2007
and is also available in
book form.
An Inconvenient
Truth
A term used to describe
gases in the air that are
raising Earth’s average
temperature by trapping
and absorbing long wave
radiation leaving Earth.
Greenhouse Effect
This treaty began in
2005 and was the first
international attempt
at reducing greenhouse
gas emissions but did
not include the U.S.
Kyoto Protocol
This UN-organized
international panel of
climate experts meets and
publishes a report every 5-7
years on the risk of humaninduced climate change
based on the scientific
evidence that exists.
Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate
Change
(IPCC)
This famous graph
shows the increase of
heat-trapping carbon
dioxide gas in Earth’s
atmosphere since 1958.
The Keeling Curve
Make your wager
These 5 gases in
the atmosphere are
referred to as
greenhouse gases.
Name 3.
Carbon dioxide,
methane, nitrous
oxide, water vapor,
ozone