By Lee Hannah

ISBN-10: 0123741823

ISBN-13: 9780123741820

Weather swap Biology is a brand new textbook which examines this rising self-discipline of human-induced weather swap and the ensuing shifts within the distributions of species and the timing of organic occasions. The textual content specializes in figuring out the affects of human-induced weather swap, yet attracts on a number of traces of proof, together with paleoecology, modelling and present statement. weather swap Biology lays out the scope and intensity of knowing of this new self-discipline in phrases which are obtainable to scholars, managers biologists. * the one complex scholar textual content at the organic facets of weather change* Examines fresh and deep earlier weather swap results to higher comprehend the affects of modern human-induced changes* Discusses the conservation and different ecological implications of weather swap intimately* provides recipes for dealing with accelerating weather swap sooner or later* contains wide illustrations with maps diagrams and colour images

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That interglacial is known as Marine Isotopic Stage 11 (MIS 11). One clue about MIS 11 comes from Antarctic ice cores. Raynaud et al. (2005) unraveled folds in the Vostoc Antarctic ice core to examine MIS 11 more closely. Once they had corrected for a fold in the ice, it became clear that MIS 11 was unusually long and that greenhouse gas concentrations were high. Another piece of evidence came from a simple threestate model of ice ages. This modeling showed that the current combination of orbital tilt and eccentricity is likely to lead to an interglacial of 20,000–30,000 years.

Human activities do not strongly affect atmospheric water vapor concentrations directly, but water vapor concentrations are affected indirectly by temperature. Finally, some gases that are found in small amounts in the atmosphere and in human emissions are very strong greenhouse gases and may play a significant role in affecting global climate. 18 Electromagnetic Absorption of Greenhouse Gases. Electromagnetic radiation from the sun reaches the Earth as visible light, ultraviolet, or infrared radiation.

However, CO2 is not the only greenhouse gas. 1). Methane is particularly important because although it is a minor constituent of the atmosphere (its concentrations are measured in parts per billion), it has a strong warming effect—it is a potent greenhouse gas. Human activities produce methane, although in much smaller quantities than CO2. Many types of farming result in methane emissions, with releases from decaying vegetation in flooded rice fields being the greatest source. Methane concentration in the atmosphere has increased from 700 ppb in pre-industrial times to more than 1700 ppb today.

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