In-the-know Game Show - Windows to the Universe

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Transcript In-the-know Game Show - Windows to the Universe

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Global
Issues
Weather
Trivia
Cold
Places
Climate
Climate
Change
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This phenomenon
will affect coastal
areas worldwide
as glaciers melt.
Sea level rise
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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.)
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Many scientists
believe that this
element can
someday provide
an unlimited supply
of clean energy.
Hydrogen
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Percent of the
Earth’s water
available for
people to use
Less Than 1%
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City in the world
with the largest
population
Tokyo with
33.2 million
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The Earth’s
coldest location
Antarctica
( -89C/-129F at Vostok on July 21, 1983)
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The warmest
year on record
according to
NASA
2005
(followed closely by 1998)
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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)
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This tool uses
sophisticated
software to replicate
the atmosphere and
its behavior
A Mathematical
Weather Model
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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
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Presently, 10% of
land area is
covered with
these.
Glaciers
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Location of the
world’s biggest
ice sheet
Antarctica
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Percentage of an
iceberg above
water
Approx. 10%
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This collaborative
international effort to
research the poles
runs from March
2007 - March 2009
International
Polar Year
(IPY)
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These 8
countries/territori
es are part of the
arctic circle
Canada, Finland,
Greenland,
Iceland, Norway,
Russia, Sweden,
United States
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The study of
Earth’s past
climate
Paleoclimatology
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The study of tree
rings to learn
about the past
climate of an area
Dendrochronology
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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
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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
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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)
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This climate change
documentary received
an Academy Award
nomination in 2007 and
is also available in
book form.
An Inconvenient
Truth
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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
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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
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This United Nations
organized international
panel of climate experts
meets and publishes a
report every 5-7 years on the
risk of human-induced
climate change based on the
scientific evidence that
exists.
Intergovernment
al Panel on
Climate Change
(IPCC)
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This famous graph
shows the increase of
heat-trapping carbon
dioxide gas in Earth’s
atmosphere since
1958.
The Keeling
Curve
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Make your wager
These 5 gases in our
atmosphere are
considered
greenhouse gases.
Carbon dioxide,
methane, nitrous
oxide, water
vapor, ozone
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