Climate change

2017-07-27T21:47:19+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Bio-energy with carbon capture and storage, El Niño, Carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, Global warming, Greenhouse effect, Kyoto Protocol, Nuclear winter, Sea level rise, Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum, Carbon cycle, Thermohaline circulation, Deglaciation, Abrupt climate change, Climate security, Polar amplification, Runaway greenhouse effect, Effects of global warming on human health, Years of Living Dangerously, Climate state, Runaway climate change, Arctic sea ice decline, Cold blob (North Atlantic), Climate change and agriculture, Climate change adaptation, Fossil fuel divestment, Attribution of recent climate change flashcards Climate change
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  • Bio-energy with carbon capture and storage
    Bio-energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) is a future greenhouse gas mitigation technology which produces negative carbon dioxide emissions by combining bioenergy (energy from biomass) use with geologic carbon capture and storage.
  • El Niño
    El Niño /ɛl ˈniːnjoʊ/ (Spanish pronunciation: [el ˈniɲo]) is the warm phase of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (commonly called ENSO) and is associated with a band of warm ocean water that develops in the central and east-central equatorial Pacific (between approximately the International Date Line and 120°W), including off the Pacific coast of South America.
  • Carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere
    Carbon dioxide (CO2) is an important trace gas in Earth's atmosphere currently constituting about 0.
  • Global warming
    Global warming and climate change are terms for the observed century-scale rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system and its related effects.
  • Greenhouse effect
    The greenhouse effect is the process by which radiation from a planet's atmosphere warms the planet's surface to a temperature above what it would be without its atmosphere.
  • Kyoto Protocol
    The Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty which extends the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that commits State Parties to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, based on the premise that (a) global warming exists and (b) human-made CO2 emissions have caused it.
  • Nuclear winter
    Nuclear winter (also known as atomic winter) is a hypothesized global climatic effect most often considered a potential threat following a countervalue (or city-targeted), nuclear war, as a result of city and natural wildfire firestorms.
  • Sea level rise
    Sea level rise has been estimated to be on average between +2.
  • Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum
    The Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), alternatively "Eocene thermal maximum 1" (ETM1), and formerly known as the "Initial Eocene" or "Late Paleocene Thermal Maximum" was a time period with more than 8 °C warmer global average temperature than today.
  • Carbon cycle
    The carbon cycle is the biogeochemical cycle by which carbon is exchanged among the biosphere, pedosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere of the Earth.
  • Thermohaline circulation
    Thermohaline circulation (THC) is a part of the large-scale ocean circulation that is driven by global density gradients created by surface heat and freshwater fluxes.
  • Deglaciation
    Deglaciation, describes the transition from full glacial conditions during ice ages, to warm interglacials, characterized by global warming and sea level rise due to change in continental ice volume (IPCC AR5).
  • Abrupt climate change
    An abrupt climate change occurs when the climate system is forced to transition to a new climate state at a rate that is determined by the climate system energy-balance, and which is more rapid than the rate of change of the external forcing.
  • Climate security
    Climate security describes serious threats to the security and prosperity of countries, due to climate warming, and climate actions to adapt and mitigate impacts.
  • Polar amplification
    Polar amplification is the phenomenon that any change in the net radiation balance (for example greenhouse intensification) tends to produce a larger change in temperature near the poles than the planetary average.
  • Runaway greenhouse effect
    A runaway greenhouse effect is a process in which a net positive feedback between surface temperature and atmospheric opacity increases the strength of the greenhouse effect on a planet until its oceans boil away.
  • Effects of global warming on human health
    The effects of global warming include effects on human health.
  • Years of Living Dangerously
    Years of Living Dangerously is an American documentary television series focusing on global warming.
  • Climate state
    The main climate state change is between periodical glacial and interglacial cycles in Earth history, studied from climate proxies.
  • Runaway climate change
    Runaway climate change or runaway global warming is hypothesized to follow a tipping point in the climate system, after accumulated climate change initiates a reinforcing positive feedback.
  • Arctic sea ice decline
    Arctic sea ice decline is the sea ice loss observed in recent decades in the Arctic Ocean.
  • Cold blob (North Atlantic)
    The cold blob in the North Atlantic describes a cold temperature anomaly of ocean surface waters, affecting the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) which is part of the thermohaline circulation, possibly related to Greenland ice melt from global warming.
  • Climate change and agriculture
    Climate change and agriculture are interrelated processes, both of which take place on a global scale.
  • Climate change adaptation
    This article has not been updated to include results of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report.
  • Fossil fuel divestment
    Fossil fuel divestment or fossil fuel divestment/investment is the removal of investment assets including stocks, bonds, and investment funds from companies involved in extracting fossil fuels, in an attempt to reduce climate change by tackling its causes.
  • Attribution of recent climate change
    Attribution of recent climate change is the effort to scientifically ascertain mechanisms responsible for recent climate changes on Earth, commonly known as 'global warming'.