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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
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10,264 words
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To explore the major environmental issue of global warming, this entry comprises two articles. The first article presents an overview ...

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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2009
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
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8,336 words
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Global warming has become the dominant environmental issue of modern times, receiving an unprecedented level of attention from scientists, politicians, ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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1,809 words

Global warming of the Earth's surface—land, atmosphere, and oceans—occurs when radiation energy from the sun exceeds the thermal radiation from ...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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142 words

Trend towards higher average temperatures on Earth's surface. During the last few million years, there have been several periods when ...

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A Dictionary of Weather (2 ed.)

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2008

An increase in the average temperature of the Earth, primarily because of the rise in concentration of various greenhouse gases ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Earth

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2003

‘Global warming’ is the term applied to increasing average global temperature, popularly associated with the enhanced greenhouse effect. Since the ...

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Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
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Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
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3,199 words
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The term global warming has become synonymous in the press with human-induced climate change. It is sometimes taken to mean ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

the gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere due to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, CFCs, and other pollutants....

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