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By S. George Philander

Grade 10 Up—A invaluable reader's advisor and a colourful 16-page advent precede this encyclopedia's 750 articles. quantity 1 additionally bargains a chronology that covers the topic from 4.5 billion years in the past to 2007 and notes individuals and their affiliations. although, a lot of them are indexed as ''independent scholars'' and their association or services is doubtful. An alphabetical record of the set's entries looks in every one quantity. The articles conceal numerous issues on the subject of international warming and weather switch corresponding to social results and clinical motives. Entries on person international locations and key figures also are incorporated. whereas the articles are jam-packed with worthy info, the writing isn't regularly transparent and there are grammar matters all through that make for uneven analyzing. furthermore, a few of the content material is greatest for AP scholars. The format is uncomplicated, that includes double columns of textual content on each one web page, with a number of black-and-white inventory pictures scattered all through. Entries finish with ''see also'' references, which aren't constantly thorough, and a bibliography. The appendix provides charts and tables of proper facts

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Volcanoes also brought molten rock to the surface, liberating heat. Volcanoes spewed carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, causing the Greenhouse Effect. 8 billion years ago As the mass of radioactive elements in Earth’s core diminished, the climate cooled and the first rock formed. The cooling of the atmosphere liquefied water vapor, which fell to Earth as rain. bathed Earth in its heat. Warm inland seas covered Earth, moderating the climate. Ocean currents circled the globe, spreading warm water from the equator to the poles.

See also: Attribution of Global Warming; Climate Change, Effects; Climatic Data, Historical Records; Climatic Data, Ice Observations; Climatic Data, Nature of the Data; Climatic Data, Tree Ring Records; Global Warming; Little Ice Age. BIBLIOGRAPHY. S. B. Alley, J. D. T. M. A. T. B. F. D. M. 299/5615, March 28, 2003); G. , “A Pervasive Millenial-Scale Cycle in North Atlantic Holocene and Glacial Climates,” Science 278 (November 1997); William H. Calvin, A Brain for All Seasons: Human Evolution and Abrupt Climate Change (University of Chicago Press, 2002); John D.

As the process seems to have been gradual, it might also have been responsible for the end of the Viking colonies in Greenland during the 15th century. Certainly the concept of abrupt climate change goes back far further than recorded history. , when most of northern Europe and considerable portions of modern-day Canada were covered with glaciers. The Debate As a result of these studies, there are scientists who argue that global warming is just a phenomenon that has taken place before, and will take place again.

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