By Brenda Wilmoth Lerner and K. Lee Lerner
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Climate modeling is essential to understanding paleoclimate, present-day climate, and future climate. CLIMATOLOGICAL WARFARE: Speculative use of deliberately engineered climate or weather changes as weapons of war: studied intensively in the United CLIMATE CHANGE: IN CONTEXT Glossary States from 1945 to the 1970s, after which such research was abandoned. CLIMATOLOGIST: Scientist who specializes in the study of climate. CLOUD CONDENSATION NUCLEI: Tiny solid airborne particles around which the water droplets or ice crystals that form clouds condense.
Paleoclimatic data show that this seesaw CLIMATE CHANGE: IN CONTEXT xxxv BERM: A platform of wave-deposited sediment that Glossary effect has occurred many times in the geological past and is related to changes in ocean circulation, but scientists do not yet completely understand the mechanism of the seesaw. BISTABILITY: The property of a system that it can exist in two stable states: a dinner plate, for example, is stable lying on either side, but not balanced on edge. A tipping point often exists in bistable systems, beyond which transition to the other stable state becomes automatic.
GLOBAL BRIGHTENING: Any increase in the amount of sunlight reaching Earth’s surface; in particular, any decrease in or reversal of global dimming, the blockage of sunlight by aerosols (fine particles) in Earth’s atmosphere. GLOBAL DIMMING: Decrease in amount of sunlight reaching Earth’s surface caused by light blockage by clouds and aerosols. Global dimming increased from 1960 to 1990, reducing sunlight reaching Earth’s surface by 4%, but this trend reversed after 1990 in most locations. xlvi GLOBALIZATION: The integration of national and local systems into a global economy through increased trade, manufacturing, communications, and migration.
Climate Change in Context by Brenda Wilmoth Lerner and K. Lee Lerner