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Glossary of 4th 5th grade academic team

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ACTIVISM
THE PROCESS OF TAKING DIRECT ACTION IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE A DESIRED ENVIRONMENTAL, POLITICAL OR SOCIAL END.
aCTIVIST
AN INDIVIDUAL WHO ENGAGES IN ACTIVISM.
ATMOSPHERE
THE GASEOUS MASS THAT SURROUNDS THE EARTH.
CARBON DIOXIDE
A COLORLESS AND ODORLESS GAS, FORMED DURING RESPIRATION AND COMBUSTION, THAT CONTRIBUTES TO THE PROCESS OF GLOBAL WARMING.
CATASTROPHE
A MAJOR, TYPICALLY SUDDEN CALAMITY
CATASTROPHIC WATER SUPPLY LEVELS
WATER SUPPLY LEVELS SO LOW THEY ARE UNLIKELY TO SUSTAIN THEIR SURROUNDING POPULATIONS IN TIMES OF DROUGHT
CLIMATE
THE PREVAILING METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS OF THE EARTH, INCLUDING GLOBAL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION.
CLIMATE CHANGE
CHANGES TO THE EARTH'S CLIMATE, INCLUDING GLOBAL WARMING, THAT MAY ULTIMATELY PR4OVE HARMFUL TO HUMANS AND OTHER LIVING BEINGS.
CLIMATE THREAT
THE THREAT POSED TO HUMANS, LIVING CREATURES ADN THE EARTH AS A RESULT OF CLIMATE CHANGE.
CLIMATOLOGISTS
SCIENTISTS WHO SPECIALIZE IN STUDYING CLIMATE CHANGE.
COMBAT
TO CONTEND WITH OR FIGHT AGAINST.
DROUGHT
A PROLONGED AND SERIOUS SHORTAGE OF WATER AND/OR RAIN.
ELECTRIC CAR
AND ENERGY-EFFICIENT AUTOMOBILE THT RUNS ON ELECTRICITY.
EMISSIONS
SUBSTANCES, SUCH AS POLLUTANTS, THAT ARE RELEASED INTO THE ATMOSPHERE.
ENDANGERED SPECIES
ANY SPECIES OF FISH, PLANT OR ANIMAL THAT IS IN IMMEDIATE DANGER OF BECOMING EXTINCT.

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