Climate Change

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Retreating calving front of the Jacobshavn Isbrae glacier in Greenland from 1851 - 2006. NASA in 2007.

This Wikibook deals with climate change, in particular the recent climate change that is also referred to as "global warming". If you care to share your knowledge of this topic, please contribute.

Although this book is still in a very preliminary state, we seem to be moving toward a cohesive structure. The book is really two parts: first, a primer on the science of climate change, and second, a study of societal implications of climate change. The first part deals with much more concrete, physically based principles. As such, it can be developed more easily. The second part is potentially more controversial, but not necessarily so; for the early stages of development, the second part should probably be limited to generalities and external links.

Climate Change refers to the changing of weather patterns relative to location, time and to an increase in previously fringe events, this is sometimes generally referred to as "Global Warming". Global Warming is the warming of the globe (world) in median terms (it does not require that its always hot but that the median of hight temperatures is risings) and it is one of the evidences of climate change.

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Tools and applications[edit]

  • Flood Maps ( interesting demonstration, using Google’s mapping API and raw data from NASA, to generate a visualization of the impact of sea level rising due to climate change.