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6) What do you understand by heat budget of the earth? Examine how anthropogenic factors are impacting the heat budget of the earth? (250 words)

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Topic–  Part of static series under the heading – “climate change”

6) What do you understand by heat budget of the earth? Examine how anthropogenic factors are impacting the heat budget of the earth? (250 words)

NCERT class XI Physical Geography Pg 81

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to explain what is meant by heat budget of the Earth. Next, we need to bring out human actions impact the heat budget and how it results in climate change.

Directive word

Examine – When you are asked to examine, you have to probe deeper into the topic,  get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any .

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Explain what is meant by heat budget of the Earth. Discuss how much insolation is received and how much is reflected back and absorbed.

Body -Explain how human actions impact the heat budget. discuss the impact of the altered heat budget and how it leads to climate change and associated impacts.

Conclusion – Discuss the ways in which we can restore the heat budget of the Earth.