Edexcel A Level Biology A - Topic 5 - Global Warming (2/3)

A* Level notes covering the Greenhouse Effect and Global warming. Including:

  • definition and causes of the greenhouse effect
  • definition and causes of global warming
  • the difference between the greenhouse effect and global warming
  • the evidence for climate change (temperature, carbon dioxide, methane, pollen in peat bogs, dendrochronology, ice cores)
  • how we can extrapolate data on climate change
  • the limits of the evidence over climate change
  • the impact of climate change on enzymes
  • the carbon cycle (how fossil fuels are formed, the role of microorganisms, carbon sinks, the impact of slash and burn farming)
  • the role and impact of bio fuels and reforestation to offset climate change
  • the core practical about the impact of increasing temperature on the rate of enzyme-catalysed reaction.
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