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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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Precession

We have a bit of a shorter post today—I thought precession warranted its own post, before I go on to talking about the ecliptic. Precession is refers to the way Earth wobbles around on its axis, a bit like a … Continue reading

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