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Adapting to a climate of increased greenhouse gases e.g. using air conditioning building the Thames Barrier
A deep hole drilled in the ground to find water
The range of plants and animals
A method of farming to reduce soil erosion and drought
The weakening of traditional cultures due to the introduction of western beliefs and languages.
An environment that receives less than 250mm of rainfall each year.
A line of stones laid along the contours of gently sloping farmland. The aim of them is to form barriers to soil erosion and increase soil fertility.
avoidance Plants that survive one season have a rapid life cycle and die after seeding (avoiding drought conditions).
tolerance Plants that have mechanisms to survive drought e.g. extensive deep roots which penetrate soil and rock to get at underground water
classified as environments with an annual rainfall of between 250mm and 500mm
A reversal of normal air currents across Australia and the Pacific Ocean. It brings drought to Australia every 5-7 years.
Hunting and Gathering
Finding edible plants and animals – traditionally part of the Aboriginal lifestyle.
Native population to the area
A global summit held in 1997 to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 5.2% by 2012.
Reduce climate change by reducing greenhouse emissions
Plants that store water in their fleshy leaves stems or roots e.g. Australian Eucalypt trees
Create pressure to draw water from aquifers to the surface