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The Causes of Climatic Change

David E. Anderson, Andrew S. Goudie, and Adrian G. Parker

in Global Environments through the Quaternary: Exploring Evironmental Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199697267
eISBN:
9780191810169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199697267.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the different hypotheses explaining the cause of environmental changes during the Quaternary. The different factors affecting climate change makes it complex. The chapter also ... More


A post-industrial era?

I. G. Simmons

in Global Environmental History: 10,000 BC to AD 2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621583
eISBN:
9780748670765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621583.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The trends noted in previous chapters have all intensified: there is more per capita energy use, with nuclear power added to the mix, more emissions and more material acquisition than ever before. ... More


Global Environments through the Quaternary: Exploring Evironmental Change

David Anderson, Andrew Goudie, and Adrian Parker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199697267
eISBN:
9780191810169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199697267.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

We are in the grip of global warming: sea levels are rising; glaciers are melting, Arctic sea ice is thinning, meteorological events are becoming more extreme. But how do these changes compare with ... More


Destructive Criticism

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0032
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the demise of Svante Arrhenius's theory that he proposed to account for the ice ages. In the 1890s, as Arrhenius was making his onerous calculations, scientists like Samuel ... More


Pitcher-plant communities as model systems for addressing fundamental questions in ecology and evolution

Thomas E. Miller, William E. Bradshaw, and Christina M. Holzapfel

in Carnivorous Plants: Physiology, ecology, and evolution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198779841
eISBN:
9780191825873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779841.003.0024
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Carnivorous plants have close associations with other species that live in or on the plant. Sarracenia purpurea has a particularly large number of inquiline species, many of which are obligates that ... More


The peat archives

Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum

in The Biology of Peatlands

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199602995
eISBN:
9780191810138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602995.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter deals with peat archives, focusing on the Holocene with a brief mention of the Pleistocene. It considers the microscopic study of peat, the dating and chronology of peat profiles, ... More


A Unique Experiment of Planetary Dimensions

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0033
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses Gilbert N. Plass's experiment designed to “reappraise the carbon dioxide theory of climatic change.” One reason that Guy Stewart Callendar's 1938 paper did not inspire ... More


Changes in the Butterfly and Moth Fauna

Les Ferge

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter explores what is known about and what is likely happening to Wisconsin's moths and butterflies. Many species of Lepidoptera can serve as extraordinarily sensitive indicators of ... More


Colonial Realities and Population Decline

Linda A. Newson

in Conquest and Pestilence in the Early Spanish Philippines

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832728
eISBN:
9780824870096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832728.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explains how the conquest and establishment of Spanish colonial rule led to a population decline in the Philippines. Once Spain had established a permanent foothold in the islands, their ... More


Introduction

Dieter Helm

in The Carbon Crunch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300186598
eISBN:
9780300188646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186598.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter explains the current environmental challenges to carbon emissions. Such emissions have resulted in drastic climatic changes leading to terrible consequences. World leaders confronted ... More


Origins of the CO2 Theory

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0030
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter takes a look at the origins of the carbon dioxide theory of climatic change. In 1938, Guy Stewart Callendar, a British steam engineer and amateur meteorologist, had explained to the ... More


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