Using the Earth's daily cycle to explore weather events and exponents of one year to examine climate systems dynamics, the Climate TimeLine examines key forces behind variations in weather and climate, their human implications, and how climatic, environmental and human systems interact with eachother. While much is known about weather and climate change, there is much that is unknown or uncertain. For example, reconstructing past climate events and understanding processes such as abrupt climate change is challenging. Forecasting future weather and climate, while improving, remains difficult due to the complexities of the climate system. In addition, separating the natural range of climate variability from human-caused climate change is no small task.
The left menu bar allows navigation to the following themes by timescale: summary pages, climate science, climate history and resources. Additional features include:
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