Category Archives: Climatology

Milankovitch and Climate

The Yugoslavian meteorologist Milutin Milankovitch is known for coming up with the idea of orbital forcing, also known as Milankovitch cycles. Orbital forcing is a fancy term for certain changes in Earth’s orbit, which are precession, obliquity, and eccentricity. I’ve written … Continue reading

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Orbit and Climate

You have probably all heard of ice ages. And no, I don’t mean the Ice Age movies… Although, Ice Age is actually a pretty good example of what happens during a real-life ice age. I haven’t seen enough of the movies to … Continue reading

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Earth as a Greenhouse

My plan for Thursdays’ climate science posts is to prove a negative: that global warming can’t not be happening. Here’s the thing, though. I don’t understand the science behind it well enough to start proving negatives yet. That’s why I’m going … Continue reading

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How it Doesn’t Work

There’s a certain rule in the scientific community—that talking about how something doesn’t work is boring, and it’s much more worth one’s time to just come out and say how it works. But we’ve already done that a hundred times over with … Continue reading

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