The Earth’s climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago marking the beginning of the modern climate era — and of human civilization. Most of these climate changes are attributed to very small variations in Earth’s orbit that change the amount of solar energy our planet receives.
Author: Caitlyn Kennedy, Rebecca Lindsey June 17, 2015 Global warming refers only to the Earth’s rising surface temperature, while climate change includes warming and the “side effects” of warming—like melting glaciers, heavier […]
By Chris Fawkes BBC Weather 30 December 2017 The past year has been a busy one for hurricanes. There were 17 named storms in 2017, 10 hurricanes and six major hurricanes (category 3 or higher) – […]
The Amazon, Miombo Woodlands in Southern Africa, and southwest Australia will be among the most affected places in the world, according to comprehensive new paper and report commissioned by WWF Date: March 13, 2018 Source: University […]