climatic change


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climatic change

[klī′mad·ik ′chānj]
(climatology)
The long-term fluctuation in rainfall, temperature, and other aspects of the earth's climate.
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Investigating possible reasons for not responding may thus help elucidate prerequisites necessary for science to learn from climatic change. In a previous paper, we analysed the contemporary reactions of the scientific world and public communication in Switzerland, based on a systematic screening of selected scientific journals (see Bodenmann et al.
He covers conceptual models for changing landscapes; the impact of Pleistocene-Holocene climatic changes on desert streams; lithologic controls of geomorphic responses to climate change on desert hill slopes; the climatic geomorphology of a lofty, semi-arid to sub-humid mountain range; changing climate, geomorphic processes, and landscapes in a humid fluvial system; and comparing geomorphic responses to climate change in fluvial systems of extremely arid to humid regions.
While it is only less than two years since regional governments have started paying attention to climatic changes, the response is rapid.
Al-Naimi also warned against undue haste in abandoning the hydrocarbons as a source of energy while looking for solutions for climatic change.
RARE southern species of birds are on the increase in the British Isles as a result of climatic change, say North East experts.
"Climatic change and wildlife's responses to it are difficult to forecast with any precision, but this study helps us to appreciate the magnitude and scope of possible impacts," said Prof Green.
Four of the six latter species are prairie specialists that could also be expected to benefit from warmer, drier conditions further strengthening the suggestion that climatic change may have influenced herpetological distributions in Illinois.
of California, Santa Barbara) uses ethnographic data she collected from three agricultural communities in rural Mexico to demonstrate that economic and climatic change are connected.
The NFU has questioned its members about climatic change and the results revealed that 70% of farmers are already taking action to combat climate change on their land, by reassessing their fertiliser needs and costs, improving energy efficiency and reducing fuel consumption.
often coincide with climatic change. The best-known example is the Maunder Minimum (1645-1715), a solar event that is coinciding with one of the coldest phases of the Little Ice Age....
Yet from personal experience, I know that there are many in the Canadian geoscience community who are either uncertain about, sceptical of, or firmly opposed to the concept that atmospheric carbon dioxide will result in significant climatic change over the next century.
Climatic change is a hot scientific and political topic.