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The Story

End The goal of The Story is to give the reader a background on some physical processes associated with abrupt climate change, as well as the study of past climate variability.

Defining abrupt climate change

This chapter provides a definition and visual analogy for abrupt climate change.

What are positive feedbacks?

Positive feedbacks are a key ingredient for abrupt climate change. This chapter defines feedbacks and gives examples of how they operate in the climate system.

How do scientists study abrupt climate changes of the past?

This chapter explains how paleoclimate proxies record past climate changes and how ancient materials can be dated.

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