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1. The earth's climate has fluctuated in cycles of ice ages to warmer periods. T /F 2. The planets temperature hasnt risen unusually fast. T /F . Factories! power plants! and e"entually! cars ha"e release huge amounts of car#on dio$ide. T /F %. The greenhouse gases trap heat near the earth through a naturally occurring process called the greenhouse effect. T /F

&. The greenhouse effect #egins with the moon and the energy it radiates to the earth. T /F '. (ar#on dio$ide and methane ha"e hit their lowest le"els in the past %2)!))) years. T /F *. Arctic sea ice is also shrinking. T /F +. Temperatures will increase a#out 2 to + degrees Fahrenheit #y the end of the century. T /F

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-ar"ests . the times of the year when the crops are brought in; /$tremes conditions which are as different as possible from each other; 0roughts periods of no rainfall and therefore shortage of water; (ontinents the seven large masses of the earth (Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia) 1apour tiny drops of water, li!uid or gas in the air; 2reenhouse gases gases which cause global warming (e g carbon dio"ide); 3eser"oirs man#made or natural la$es for storing water

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%atch the !uestions to the answers about climate change& 1. 2. . %. &. 'hat is climate change( 'hat is the )greenhouse effect*( 'hat is the evidence of global warming( +ow will the weather change( 'hat is the international community doing(

A. Sea levels have risen by ,- to ./ centimeters meaning that many low# lying islands li$e those in the 0acific and 1arribean will be totally

submerged 'orld temperatures are forecast to rise by , 2 to / 3 41 by the year 5,66 ,. At the ,..5 Earth Summit in 7io, nations promise to cut their carbon dio"ide emissions drastically by the year 5666, although the only country that loo$s on target is Sweden 8he other nations seem to be counting on solutions li$e solar power to come to the rescue (. 8he world*s climate has been changed by man$ind 8he changes we see today may affect the stability of the climate on which much life on the planet depends 0. 8he term refers to the role played by the layer of gases, including carbon dio"ide and methane, which trap the heat from the sun in the earth atmosphere /. 9t is difficult to predict, but we can e"pect more e"treme weather conditions li$e floods, storms and heat waves Scientists believe there will be more rain but also a higher ris$ of drought in inland areas