Chapter 4 vocabulary

Term Definition
Green-House Gases a gas that contributes to the green house effect by absorbing infrared radiation (carbon dioxide)
Activist a person that campaigns to bring social/political change
Inconceivable not capable of being imagined or grasped mentally;unbelievable
Carbon Footprint the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels.
Climate the weather conditions in an area
Harvesting to catch or kill animals
Convert change or be able to change
Preserve to maintain something in its original or existing state
Depletion reduction in the number or quantity of something
Inhabitants a person or animal that lives in or occupies a place
Insulate protect (something) by interposing material that prevents the loss of heat or the intrusion of sound
Conserve to protect an environmentally place or important thing
Composting to make vegetable, matter or manure into compost
Incentives a thing that motivates or encourages one to do something
Pollution introduction to the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects
Toxic poisonous
Capitalist a wealthy person who uses money to invest in trade and industry for proit in accordance with theprinciples of capitalism
Revitalization the action of imbuing something with new life and vitality
Degradation the condition or process of degrading or being degraded
Stakeholders a person w. an interest or concern in something especially a business

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