Climate Change

  1. 7. the process of reducing or preventing the negative impacts of climate change.
  2. 8. habitats found along the coast, including wetlands, mangrove forests, and rocky shores.
  3. 12. underwater structures formed by the accumulation of coral polyps that provide essential habitats for many marine species.
  4. 13. a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall, leading to a shortage of water.
  5. 14. a community of living organisms, together with the nonliving components of their environment, interacting as a system.
  6. 15. the species to which we belong, characterized by a highly developed brain, the ability to walk upright, and the capacity for language and abstract reasoning.
  1. 1. the complete disappearance of a species or group of organisms.
  2. 2. the characteristic meteorological conditions that occur in a particular region or at a particular time of year.
  3. 3. a fire in a natural area, such as a forest or grassland, that is not intended to be
  4. 4. a large carnivorous bear that lives in the Arctic and is characterized by its white fur and strong swimming ability.
  5. 5. an overflow of water that submerges land that is usually dry.
  6. 6. the process by which the pH of seawater decreases, making it more acidic.
  7. 9. the average level of the ocean's surface.
  8. 10. animals, plants, and other organisms living in the wild.
  9. 11. a long-term change in the average weather patterns that have come to define Earth's local, regional, and global climates.