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1958 - Frank Capra warns of Global Warming
In 1958, Director Frank Capra made a movie for Bell Labs to explain the expected effects of 'Global Warming'. This was shortly after Revelle's paper came out. Capra, was also a scientist who graduated from California Institute of Technology in 1918 and did many science films for education.
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1989 - Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher delivered a speech in 1989 that was powerful, compelling and succinct. She accurately described the potentials for mankind in reasoned tones if we did not address global warming. Themes: Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Foreign policy (general discussions), Foreign policy (development, aid, etc), Foreign policy (International organizations), Science and technology, Transport
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Antarctic Ice Melt
Antarctica is melting, not growing. In fact the ice mass is dropping at an accelerating rate due to multiple factors including accelerated glacial ice calving rates. The loss of sea based ice allows the Antarctic ice to move faster towards the ocean resulting in an increased rate of loss of the Antarctic ice.
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Antarctic Oscillation (AAO)
The Antarctic Oscillation (AAO) is a measure of the pressure gradient between the polar and subpolar regions of the Southern Hemisphere. Term was introduced by Thompson and Wallace (2000).
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Antarctica
Current climate conditions trends and averages: Antarctica
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Arctic Ice Melt
It is important to understand that ice mass and ice extent are two entirely different animals when it comes to understanding what is happening in the Arctic. The ice mass at the North Pole is rapidly diminishing. The effects of global warming on the Arctic ice is more pronounced due to the Arctic Amplification effect.
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Arctic Oscillation (AO)
The Arctic Oscillation (AO) is a large scale mode of climate variability, also referred to as the Northern Hemisphere annular mode. The AO is a climate pattern characterized by winds circulating counterclockwise around the Arctic at around 55°N latitude.
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Arctic/Greenland/Cryosphere
Current climate conditions trends and averages. Cryosphere: Arctic, Greenland, Antarctic, Ice & Snow trends.
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Arctic/Polar Amplification Effect
The Arctic/Polar Amplification Effect is mainly caused by a combination of a few things. The chief components include the magnitude of change regarding ice extent and snow cover loss allows for a more dramatic change in climate architecture of the polar region. This also relates to the amount of land in the northern hemisphere verses the southern hemisphere.
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Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO)
The AMO is an ongoing series of long-duration changes in the sea surface temperature of the North Atlantic Ocean, with cool and warm phases that may last for 20-40 years at a time and a difference of about 1°F between extremes. These changes are natural and have been occurring for at least the last 1,000 years. Source: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/amo_faq.php
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