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Climate Change Climate change is a significant difference in weather patterns over a number of years.

This can mean a change in weather conditions or simply a variation in the amount of extreme and irregular weather events. Climate change is caused by the amount of solar radiation received by Earth. Humans have also been identified to cause climate change through global warming. Climate change is posing several threats. Sea levels are rising, many species and wildlife is at risk, temperatures are rising, landscapes are changing and stronger storms are beginning to occur. warming rising temperature changes in rainfall rising sea levels ocean warming, acidifying, melting ice caps

lead to rising global temperature

Tropospheric Ozone (O3) is a greenhouse gas. Balanced Equation: NO2 (g) + O2 -------> NO(g) + O3 (g) Reaction Type: Combustion Reduced: Oxidized:

Net Ionic Equation: Observations:

Water Pollution Water pollution is the contamination of any sort of body of water. It can occur when pollutants are put into water with an inadequate cleansing treatment. Microorganisms are often formed in polluted water which can be extremely harmful to humans. Thermal pollution is the change in temperature in a body of water due to humans. When temperature changes, the physical properties of water also changes. Temperature changes can either increase or decrease oxygen levels which can be lethal to organisms in the water such as fish. The death of a species can drastically alter food chains and ecosystems.

Balanced Equation: H2O(l) + SO3 (g) -------> H2SO4 (aq) Reaction Type: Synthesis Reduced: H2 Oxidized: O3 Net Ionic Equation: Observations:

Toxins in Food and Soil

A toxin is a poisonous substance produced by living cells and organisms. Toxins can be small molecules or proteins that are capable of inflicting harm upon contact or absorption with the body. Environmental toxins include synthetic contaminates as well. Environmental toxins are often passed through food chains. For example, they occur in soil due to ground pollution and are absorbed by plants, the toxin is then passed up through the food chain affect all the animals in a particular ecosystem. Toxins in both food and soil can be harmful and lethal to all flora and fauna.

Depleting Ozone Layer Since the 1970s, humans have observed an approximate 4% depletion of ozone in Earth’s atmosphere, per decade. The ozone layer’s presence has allowed life to develop on land and on surface layers of bodies of water. Ozone depletion is a serious threat to human health, animal life and plant life. Due to the lesser amount of ozone, Earth is being exposed to more UV-B radiation which can cause worse sunburns, more skin cataracts and higher amounts of skin cancer.

Balanced Equation: O3 + O → 2O2 Reaction Type: Synthesis Reduced: Oxidized: Net Ionic Equation: Observations:

Air Pollution Air pollution is the release of chemicals and particles into that atmosphere that cause discomfort, disease or death to humans along with damage to other organisms and the natural environment. Air pollution can greatly affect the respiratory and inflammatory systems. Nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide can irritate the airway systems in the body. Particles carried into the lungs can cause irritation and inflammation in the lungs and lead to worsening conditions in the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Carbon monoxide prevents the uptake of oxygen by blood and can lead to death. , whether it be through academics, sports or the arts

Balanced Equation: Reaction Type: Reduced: Oxidized: Net Ionic Equation: Observations: