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The guide Global Environmental Change is meant to function a competent and complete source to wait the wishes of researchers, lecturers, scholars, and execs operating in technological know-how and coverage points correct to setting and sustainability. Entries within the instruction manual are prepared by way of significant part, and are widely cross-referenced to permit clients to discover similar titles in a ordinary manner. The guide is accessible as a published quantity and as an online reference work.

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References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Additional Recommended Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 24 26 26 27 28 29 30 Abstract The contributions of atmospheric aerosols to add to either a climate-warming effect or climate-cooling effect depend on the chemical composition of the aerosol and the local environment. The best estimation is that the global net effect of aerosols is cooling.

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 4 4 5 6 7 7 7 Abstract The issue of global climate change is not new, but over the past few decades, the conversation has spilled out of the academic halls and research conferences into policy and public discussions. The goal of this section titled Global Change and Climate is to provide an overview of some of the key scientific concepts surrounding this topic.

21 Abstract The idea of radiative forcing is introduced through the development of a simple climate model using energy balance with a system composed of the Sun, Earth, and a thin atmospheric layer. A brief discussion of climate forcing agents in general is followed by the specific case of forcing due to an increase in greenhouse gas concentrations. Keywords Climate change • Radiative forcing • Forcing agent • Greenhouse gas • Climate sensitivity Definition and Introduction This section will introduce some definitions and concepts necessary before a simple model describing Earth’s temperature is derived.

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