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date: 29 May 2020

Extreme Episodic Events  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Vincent P. GUTSCHICKVincent P. GUTSCHICK

Weather, volcanism, evolution of new diseases, and human actions are among the factors that impose changes, of varying degrees of extremity, on organisms and the environment. Such extreme events also affect humans directly and indirectly. It is challenging to recognize, study, and predict extreme events. The human-induced rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide is probably the most important extreme event in human history. ...

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