Temperature Change in Relation to Ice Cores From Greenland

A study of three ice cores from Greenland documents the warming of the large ice sheet at the end of the last ice age – resolving a long-standing paradox over when that warming occurred.

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1. Energy is a physical quantity that follows precise natural laws.
2. Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow through the Earth system.
3. Biological processes depend on energy flow through the Earth system.
7. The quality of life of individuals and societies is affected by energy choices.
4. Various sources of energy are used to power human activities.

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7.6 Some populations are more vulnerable to impacts of energy choices than others.

2.2 Sunlight, gravitational potential, decay of radioactive isotopes, and rotation of the Earth

7.3 Environmental quality is impacted by energy choices.

7.1 Economic security is impacted by energy choices.

3.1 The Sun is the major source of energy for organisms and the ecosystems of which they are a part

1.2 The energy of a system or object that results in its temperature is called thermal energy.

2.3 Earth’s weather and climate are mostly driven by energy from the Sun.

1.3 Energy is neither created nor destroyed.

2.6 Greenhouse gases affect energy flow through the Earth system.

7.2 National security is impacted by energy choices.

2.7 The effects of changes in Earth’s energy system are often not immediately apparent.

4.7 Different sources of energy and different ways energy is transformed, transported, and stored.

2.4 Water plays a major role in the storage and transfer of energy in the Earth system.

7.5 Access to energy resources affects quality of life.