Climate change : biological and human aspects by Jonathan Cowie

By Jonathan Cowie

Advent --
Acknowledgements --
1. An creation to weather switch --
1.1. climate or weather --
1.2. The greenhouse impression --
1.3. The carbon cycle --
1.4. traditional adjustments within the carbon cycle --
1.5. Pacemaker of the glacial-interglacial cycles --
1.6. Non-greenhouse affects on weather --
1.7. The water cycle, weather switch and biology --
1.8. From idea to fact --
1.9. References --
2. valuable signs of previous climates --
2.1. Terrestrial biotic climatic proxies --
2.1.1. Tree-ring research (dendrochronology) --
2.1.2. Isotopic dendrochronology --
2.1.3. Leaf form (morphology) --
2.1.4. Leaf body structure --
2.1.5. Pollen and spore research --
2.1.6. Species as weather proxies --
2.2. Marine biotic climatic proxies --
2.2.1. ¹⁸O isotope research of forams and corals --
2.2.2. Alkenone research --
2.3. Non-biotic signs --
2.3.1. Isotopic research of water --
2.3.2. Boreholes --
2.3.3. Carbon dioxide and methane files as palaeoclimatic forcing brokers --
2.3.4. airborne dirt and dust as a hallmark of dry-wet hemispheric climates --
2.4. different symptoms --
2.5. examining symptoms --
2.6. Conclusions --
2.7. References --
3. earlier weather swap --
3.1. Early biology and weather of the Hadean and Archeaen eons (4.6-2.5 billion years in the past, bya) --
3.1.1. The pre-biotic Earth (4.6-3.8 bya) --
3.1.2. The early biotic Earth (3.8-2.3 bya) --
3.2. significant bio-climatic occasions of the Proterozoic eon (2.5-0.542 bya) --
3.2.1. Earth within the anaerobic-aerobic transition (2.6-1.7 bya) --
3.2.2. The cardio Earth (from 1.7 bya) --
3.3. significant bio-climatic occasions of the pre-Quaternary Phanerozoic (540-2 mya) --
3.3.1. Late-Ordovician extinction (455-435 mya) --
3.3.2. Late-Devonian extinction (365-363.5 mya) --
3.3.3. Vascular vegetation and the atmospheric depletion of carbon dioxide (350-275 mya) --
3.3.4. Permo-Carboniferous glaciation (330-250 mya) --
3.3.5. End-Permian extinction (251 mya) --
3.3.6. End-Triassic extinction (205 mya) --
3.3.7. Toarcian (early (late decrease) Jurassic) extinction (183 mya) --
3.3.8. Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction (65.5 mya) --
3.3.9. Eocene climatic greatest (55-54.8 mya) --
3.3.10. Eocene-Oligocene extinction (approximately 35 mya ; or 33.9 mya?) --
3.3.11. past due Miocene growth of C₄ grasses (14-9 mya) --
3.4. precis --
3.5. References --
4. The Oligocene to the Quaternary : weather and biology --
4.1. The Oligocene (33.9-23.03 mya) --
4.2. the tip Miocene (9-5.3 mya) --
4.3. The Pliocene (5.3-1.8 mya) --
4.4. the present ice age --
4.5. The final glacial --
4.5.1. assessment of temperature, carbon dioxide and timing --
4.5.2. Ice and sea point --
4.5.3. Temperature alterations in the glacial --
4.5.4. organic and environmental affects of the final glacial --
4.6. Interglacials and the current weather --
4.6.1. past interglacials --
4.6.2. The Allerød, Bølling and more youthful Dryas (14 600-11 six hundred years in the past) --
4.6.3. The Holocene (11 500 years in the past, the economic Revolution) --
4.6.4. organic reaction to the final glacial, LGM and Holocene transition --
4.7. precis --
4.8. References --
5. current weather and organic swap --
5.1. contemporary weather swap --
5.1.1. The latter half the Little Ice Age --
5.1.2. Twentieth-century weather --
5.1.3. Twenty-first-century weather --
5.1.4. The Holocene interglacial past the twenty-first century --
5.1.5. Holocene precis --
5.2. Human switch coming up from the Holocene weather --
5.2.1. Climatic affects on early human civilisations --
5.2.2. The Little Ice Age's human impression --
5.2.3. expanding twentieth-century human climatic insulation --
5.3. weather and enterprise as traditional within the twenty-first century --
5.3.1. IPCC company as ordinary --
5.3.2. Uncertainties and the IPCC's conclusions --
5.4. present human impacts at the carbon cycle --
5.4.1. Carbon dioxide --
5.4.2. Methane --
5.4.3. Halocarbons --
5.4.4. Nitrous oxide --
5.5. References --
6. present warming and sure destiny affects --
6.1. present organic signs of warming --
6.1.1. present boreal dendrochronological reaction --
6.1.2. present tropical-rainforest reaction --
6.1.3. a few organic dimensions of the climatic-change fingerprint --
6.1.4. Phenology --
6.1.5. organic groups and species shift --
6.2. Case learn : weather and typical platforms within the united states --
6.3. Case research : weather and typical platforms within the united kingdom --
6.4. organic reaction to greenhouse developments past the twenty-first century --
6.5. attainable shock responses to greenhouse tendencies within the twenty-first century and past --
6.5.1. severe climate occasions --
6.5.2. Greenhouse gases --
6.5.3. Sea-level upward thrust --
6.5.4. Methane hydrates (methane clathrates) --
6.5.5. Volcanoes --
6.5.6. Oceanic and atmospheric circulate --
6.5.7. Ocean acidity --
6.5.8. The likelihood of surprises --
6.6. References --
7. The human ecology of weather switch --
7.1. inhabitants (past, current and destiny) and its environmental impression --
7.1.1. inhabitants and environmental impression --
7.1.2. previous and current inhabitants --
7.1.3. destiny inhabitants --
7.1.4. nutrients --
7.1.5. impression on different species --
7.2. power offer --
7.2.1. power provide, the historic context --
7.2.2. destiny power provide --
7.3. Human wellbeing and fitness and weather switch --
7.3.1. future health and climate extremes --
7.3.2. weather swap and sickness --
7.3.3. Flooding and healthiness --
7.3.4. Droughts --
7.4. weather switch and foodstuff safety --
7.4.1. prior and current foodstuff protection --
7.4.2. destiny nutrition safeguard and weather switch --
7.5. The biology of lowering anthropogenic weather swap --
7.5.1. Terrestrial photosynthesis and soil carbon --
7.5.2. Manipulating marine photosynthesis --
7.5.3. Biofuels --
7.6. precis and conclusions --
7.7. References --
8. Sustainability and coverage --
8.1. Key advancements of sustainability coverage --
8.1.1. UN convention at the Human surroundings (1972) --
8.1.2. The membership of Rome's Limits to development (1972) --
8.1.3. global weather convention (1979) --
8.1.4. the area Conservation method (1980 ) --
8.1.5. The Brandt record, universal predicament North-South (1980) --
8.1.6. The Brundtland, global fee on setting and improvement record (1987) --
8.1.7. United international locations' convention at the setting and improvement, Rio de Janeiro (1992) --
8.1.8. The Kyoto Protocol (1997) --
8.1.9. Johannesburg Summit, UNCED+10 (2002) --
8.1.10. publish 2002 --
8.2. power sustainability and carbon (global) --
8.2.1. clients for discounts from alterations in land use --
8.2.2. customers for discount rates from advancements in power potency --
8.2.3. clients for fossil-carbon mark downs from renewable power --
8.2.4. customers for carbon-capture expertise --
8.2.5. clients for nuclear innovations --
8.2.6. total customers for fossil-carbon discounts to 2025 --
8.3. power coverage and carbon --
8.3.1. Case heritage : united states --
8.3.2. Case historical past : united kingdom --
8.3.3. Case historical past : China and India --
8.4. attainable destiny power techniques --
8.4.1. dealing with fossil-carbon emissions, the dimensions of the matter --
8.4.2. Fossil futures --
8.4.3. Nuclear futures --
8.4.4. Renewable futures --
8.4.5. Low-energy futures --
8.4.6. attainable destiny power innovations and greenhouse gases --
8.5. destiny human and organic switch --
8.5.1. the benefit and trouble of adapting to destiny affects --
8.5.2. destiny weather switch and human well-being --
8.5.3. destiny weather and human-ecology implications for natural world --
8.5.4. lowering destiny anthropogenic greenhouse-gas emissions --
8.5.5. a last end --
8.6. References --
Appendix 1 : word list and abbreviations --
Glossary --
Abbreviations --
Appendix 2 : Bio-geological chronology --
Appendix three : Calculations of strength demand/supply and orders of value --
Calculations of strength demand/supply --
Orders of significance --
Sources --
Appendix four : The IPCC 2007 record.

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