• Pa-Hay-okee Overlook

    Everglades

    National Park Florida

Glossary

Adaptation - to adjust to changes in the environment caused by climate change

Carbon footprint - the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions that one's activities produce

Climate change - changes in climate over time caused by human activities

Glaciation - time periods in Earth's history where ice mass on the planet is increased

Greenhouse gas - gases in the atmosphere that absorb and emit radiation and cause the atmosphere to warm by the greenhouse effect

IPCC - the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change, an international group of expert scientists that assess the most current knowledge of climate change information

Mitigation - to decrease one's contribution of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere

Saline - water that contains salt, like that of estuaries or the ocean

Sea level - the average level of the ocean's surface over a given area

Storm surge - a sudden rise in the level of ocean water, usually caused by tropical storms/ hurricanes and/or strong winds and can cause flooding

Did You Know?

West Indian Manatee

Around 15 federally threatened and endangered species reside within the boundaries of Everglades National Park. Sea turtles, crocodiles, and West Indian Manatees (pictured left) are but a few of these.