Climate amplifiers – ‘these go to eleven’

Physical Geography of the Human Realm students: this post provides additional notes to accompany the 'Cryosphere' lecture on Friday 8th November! Ice and Climate Ice ages and glacial interglacial cycles are periodic fluctuations in earth's ice cover over geologic time. An ice age is a period during which perennial ice is present on earth's surface. … Continue reading Climate amplifiers – ‘these go to eleven’

The greatest climate threat – under the ground and under the radar?

Our best predictions of earth's response to anthropogenic warming are continually changing, with famous mechanisms such as the ice-albedo feedback and modification of oceanic circulation patterns dominating the literature and media. The greatest threat, however, might seem less exotic, less dramatic and less striking although it is likely the most ominous, sinister and menacing of … Continue reading The greatest climate threat – under the ground and under the radar?