Assignment 8:
Abilities (what you learned):
At the end of this chapter you should be able to:
1) Explain what is an El Niño Event and its apparent significance to climate and to the productivity of coastal fisheries.
2) Explain Global warming and the greehouse effect.
3) Understand and describe global impacts of El Niño
4) Understand and describe US impacts of El Niño
5) Understand and explain how is the US Climate like during El Niño
6) Contrast El Niño and La Niña events.
7) Explain the process involved in desertification, including ways in which human activities contribute to this process.
8) Distinguish between drought and desertification.
9) Identify each category of the drought severity classification.
10) Distinguish the four ways in which drought can be definced.
11) Explain the concept of ice age, including its causes.
12) Discuss the possible effect of volcanoes in global climate change.
13)Answer the following questions about global warming: (1) What are the causes of global warming? (2) What are the signs of global warming?
14)List the main greenhouse gases.
15) List the top ten countries as greenhouse emitters.
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