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Easy Climate Crossword

Answers will come from this set of words: rocks, humans, easy, level, coral, sun, global, ElNino, flooding, Little, polar, rising, warmer

See this link for more information about climate and to find these answers, please use these links: Effects of Climate Change , Climate Changes with Latitude , What Controls Climate? , What is Climate? , Little Ice Age

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A New Plan to Help Earth’s Changing Climate

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