Steven Earle

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A Brief History of the Earth’s Climate

Everyone's Guide to the Science of Climate Change

A Brief History of the Earth’s Climate is an accessible myth-busting guide to the natural evolution of the Earth’s climate over 4.6 billion years, and how and why human-caused global … 210 View
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What Controls the Earth’s Climate?

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This chapter presents an overview of the forces that determine the Earth’s climate, the feedback loops that amplify them, and how slow geological processes can have huge implications. 17 $1.70 Add
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A Slowly Warming Sun

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This chapter considers the role of the sun in climate change. While the sun seems constant to human perception, in reality it has been slowly getting hotter for billions of years. When compared … 15 $1.50 Add
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Sliding Plates and Colliding Continents

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In this chapter, Earle explores the role of plate techtonics in the Earth’s climate. Key factors include albedo, continent drift, volcanism, and the formation of mountain ranges. 14 $1.40 Add
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Cooling and Warming from Volcanic Eruptions

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This chapter is about why we have volcanic eruptions, how they differ in style and in size and why that’s important, and how they affect the Earth’s climate both on a short time … 22 $2.20 Add
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Earth’s Orbital Variations

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This chapter examines the role of the Earth’s orbital variations in determining the world’s climate. The tilt of the Earth’s axis and our irregular elliptical orbit around the … 15 $1.50 Add
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Moving Heat with Ocean Currents

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In this chapter Earle details the impact of ocean currents on the Earth’s climate. 16 $1.60 Add
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Short-term Solar Variations

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This chapter details the role of solar variation, especially in the form of sun spots, in determining the climate of the Earth. 14 $1.40 Add
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Catastrophic Collisions

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This chapter examines meteor impacts, in particular the Chicxulub Impact near the Yucatan Peninsula. 14 $1.40 Add
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A Plague of Humans

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In this chapter Earle turns to the role of humanity in changing our planet’s climate. Important forces include agriculture, fossil fuel consumption, and total population. 14 $1.40 Add
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Tipping Points

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This chapter explores various climate tipping points that loom in our near future. Topics include the increasing rate of forest fires, the melting of Arctic sea ice, melting permafrost, changing … 23 $2.30 Add
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What Now?

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The final chapter suggests potential courses of action on both individual and governmental levels. 21 $2.10 Add