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  • CGC Sustainability Review Sheet Name: _____________________1. Make a fully labelled sketch of the greenhouse effect.2. Define the following terms and/or understand the concepts. We recommend you make word webs (mind maps) for each of the terms. This will allow you to fully develop your understanding and see the interconnections between various elements. greenhouse effect climate change climate refugees carbon sink sustainability ecological footprint carrying capacity fair earthshare greenhouse gases (incl. ex.) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions major GHG emitters fossil fuels reduction targets (incl. ex.) Kyoto protocol mitigation adaptation sea level rise Athabasca tar (oil) sands garbage recycling household hazardous waste incineration landfill waste diversion e-waste water consumption (incl ex.) water pollution wastewater waterborne diseases (incl. ex.) water shortage3. List five (5) actions that (i) individuals and (ii) government can (or are) taking to reduce GHG emissions. Consider your answer both nationally (i.e. Canada) and globally (i.e other countries around the world).4. List five (5) reasons that water will be in greater demand in the future. Identify five (5) ways that individuals can (or are) taking to reduce water consumption. Consider your answer both nationally (i.e. Canada) and globally (i.e other countries around the world).
  • 5. Identify five (5) reasons why the UN believes that there are likely to be serious global water shortages in the (relatively near) future.6. Identify the five (5) most significant ways in which you can reduce your ecological footprint.7. Do you believe that waste generation is a problem in Canada? Support your answer.8. Who should take responsibility for minimizing waste (i.e. governments, producers, consumers)? Explain your answer.9. List five (5) weather changes that are associated with climate change.10. “The fact that we use water does not actually mean that we consume it.” Explain this statement. Agree or disagree.11. Describe the different situations of developed countries and less developed countries with respect to climate change.