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By Jonathan Cowie

ISBN-10: 1107018439

ISBN-13: 9781107018433

ISBN-10: 1107603560

ISBN-13: 9781107603561

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Subsequent IPCC assessments did not estimate this imbalance in their analogous tables, although there is still an imbalance. 3) is considerably off the mark, or perhaps a bit of both. As regards the flow of fossil fuel carbon to the atmosphere, this is quite well documented due to the economic attention paid to the fossil fuel industry: we know how many barrels of oil are sold, tonnes of coal are mined, and so forth, so we can be fairly certain that this estimate is broadly accurate (note the smaller plus/minus error).

For example, we do not see a gentle segue from a glacial to an interglacial. 6). It is as if positive feedback encourages sharp changes while negative feedback encourages stable states and that either one 28 An introduction to climate change or other of these two types of feedback dominates at any given time. The combined global climate picture is one of stable (or semi-stable) states between which there is occasional rapid flipping. One of the main pacemakers timing these flips is the combination of Milankovitch’s orbital parameters.

One such recent (2006) surprise was the possibility that plants in aerobic conditions (with oxygen available) produce methane. ’ The discovery was almost fortuitous in that it had been thought that all the principal sources of atmospheric methane had been identified even if their individual quantification needed to be refined. To ensure that it was methane from plants (and not microbes) the researchers attempted to kill off bacteria on the plants with radiation. They also removed methane from the air in the incubators in which the plants were to be grown.

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