Global Warming and Climate Change (Science Foundations) by Stephen M. Tomecek

By Stephen M. Tomecek

International warming has develop into some of the most talked-about subject matters within the medical group. Many scientists think that people are guilty for weather swap and feature provided loads of medical facts that exhibits Earth's weather is warming at an alarming expense. Others declare that climatic alterations are because of traditional reasons that experience operated all through Earth's heritage or that international warming is not anything yet a hoax designed to scare humans into altering their lifestyle. via analyzing the historical past and medical proof at the back of weather swap and the position people will be taking part in in it, international Warming and weather switch will get to the center of the debate and permits readers to attract their very own conclusions approximately some of the most very important issues in technological know-how.

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Since the readings are taken automatically and are taken the same way each time, the data is very consistent and there is almost no room for human error. Less than 40 years ago, this was not the case. In the past, most temperature readings at weather stations were taken by people using old-fashioned, non-digital thermometers. indd49 49 11/3/11 12:01:05 PM 50 GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE temperature readings were taken at different time intervals by different people, and in some cases, readings were missed and errors were made in the weather logs.

3 The Isthmus of Panama was formed 3 million years ago during the Pliocene epoch. Its formation caused the creation of the Gulf Stream current. indd41 41 11/3/11 12:00:58 PM 42 GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE (continued) have to leave the poles and head toward the equator to take a look at some plate tectonic action. If you look at a modern map of the world, you’ll see that in-between the continents of North and South America, there is a narrow strip of land called the Isthmus of Panama. This is where the Panama Canal is located today.

This type of desert is called a rain shadow desert. They can be found all over the world. In an effort to sort out all the different climatic differences around the world, scientists have come up with several different ways of classifying them. For the most part, each of these schemes covers the same general climate factors, focusing primarily on temperature and humidity. One of the most widely used classification systems was first developed in 1918 by German scientist Wladimir Köppen. It is still referred to as the Köppen System.

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