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A World Without Ice

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Henry Pollack

Ice has a major impact on Earth's climate, which is why global warming presents such a substantial concern for our future. Various scientific techniques enable us to identify evidence not only of past climate changes but also of how quickly human-induced climate change is progressing. Although the implications will be serious, we can take action towards mitigating climate change.

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A World Without Ice (2009) explores Earth, its climate, its inhabitants, and the critical role that ice has played in Earth's climate system. These bites will cover the potential future of an ice-free world, what it means for humanity and our planet, and what we can do about it.

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Ice has a major impact on Earth's climate, which is why global warming presents such a substantial concern for our future. Various scientific techniques enable us to identify evidence not only of past climate changes but also of how quickly human-induced climate change is progressing. Although the implications will be serious, we can take action towards mitigating climate change.

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Ice and the greenhouse effect are the two main factors that greatly influence Earth's climate.

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Throughout history, our planet has experienced many ice ages that have contributed to the formation of our seas and landscapes.

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Various scientific techniques enable us to retrace historical shifts in climate and validate the current state of global warming.

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Human activities have been influencing climate change for many years.

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Climate change has tangible consequences for our lives today.

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