Chapter 4

Term Definition
Greenhouse Gases a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation, e.g., carbon dioxide and chlorofluorocarbons.
Activists a person who campaigns to bring about political or social change.
Inconceivable not capable of being imagined or grasped mentally; unbelievable
Carbon footprint he amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person, group, etc.
Climate the average weather conditions of a place over a period of years.
Harvesting to gather or collect for use agriculture crops.
Convert cause to change in form, character, or function.
Preserve maintain (something) in its original condition.
Depletion reduction or decreased in the number or quantity of something.
Inhabitants Someone who usually lives in a specific place.
Insulate protect something from heat, cold, or noise.
Conserve save or protect something, like money, or your energy on a long run.
Composting decayed organic material (as of leaves and grass) used to improve soil especially for growing crops.
Incentives a thing that motivates or encourages one to do something.
Pollution unwanted, harmful stuff contaminating or impure an environment.
Toxic caused by poisonous or dangerous material.
Capitalist a wealthy person who uses money to invest in trade and industry for profit.
Revitalization to make (someone or something) active, healthy, or to impart new life.
Degradation the act of lowering something or someone to a less respected state.
Stakeholders a person with an interest or concern in something, especially a business or in company.

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