j asked in EnvironmentGlobal Warming · 2 months ago

Climate change? Doesn’t it include both cooling and warming?

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  • 2 months ago
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    absolutely and right now the earth is going through a warming phase

  • 2 months ago

    Yes. Just because mean temperatures are rising, it does not mean the laws of physics will cease to operate.

  • 2 months ago

    The climate history of the planet shows periods when it froze “snowball Earth” and periods when it was very warm, the PETM.

    Both are linked to declines or rises in Co2 levels, in the past things like Volcanoes increased Co2 and absorbsion by geology and life could reduce it.

    Deniers have posted this image a lot lately (although they don’t seem to understand what it shows)

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f...

    The peek of the PETM is clearly there, followed by a long slow decline in Co2 till about 20 million years ago, then a rise to about 12 million years ago, when the current glacial cycle started. Since then Co2 has been pretty stable as has temp (compared to the distant past) the difference between glacial and inter glacial only about 8c. Life was absorbing Co2 and releasing it, with some sequestered in the process, this loss replaced by volcanic activity. Then we came along and started digging up coal and later oil and releasing it into the atmosphere, at rates (today) that are 100x that of current volcanic contributions.

    https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vhp/gas_climate.html

  • 2 months ago

    It includes lots of other things like humidity and rainfall as well.

    Our planet is warming because of the increase in CO2 and other greenhouse gases our activities have released into the atmosphere. There is no question about this since the effect has been directly measured by ground, air, and satellite systems.

    The term 'climate change' in the context of our modern world simply refers to the changes in local climate we can expect on national scales due to that overall warming.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes, it does.

    -🌝🌘💥🌨🌎🌊🌫⛄️ (What the World would become once it's too Cold.)

    -🌚🌔🌝☄️💥 (What the World would become once it's too Hot.)

  • Mark
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    2 months ago

    It does, yes In the end, though the temperature of Earth will rise, though the end of the "jet stream" will mean that most of Northern Europe will be uninhabitable. (That is the main reason why places like Stockholm and Glasgow are even livable.)

    • j2 months agoReport

      In the End? When is that? Where do you get your information?

  • 2 months ago

    Climate change, which is driven by the natural cycles of the Sun, includes both warming and cooling phases.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It can do, the balance of the Polar jet stream has been affected by global warming so every now and again its sending arctic air into regions that are further south than usual but mostly the effects are related to warming.

  • 2 months ago

    It does include both, and also both wet and dry, and strong or weak seasonality, and a lot of things that make up climate beyond temperature. Climate changes with time. Always has, always will as long as there is an atmosphere. Global Warming is pretty clear about what changes and in what way. It is not very accurate even in a period of global warming, because the warming is not equally distributed nor universal (as in global).

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It just means rapid climate change, accompanied by weather that isn’t normal.

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