Astronomy and the Climate Crisis
Climate change is acknowledged as being one of the most important areas of research today. Increasing global temperatures will impact all of us to a greater or lesser extent. From the point of view of research it is an enormously important and complex subject. However, little attention is paid to its relationship to astronomy, the sun in particular but not exclusively.
Though directed at an astronomically inclined readership, and providing some less well-known astronomically related information, studies and concepts, this book will also appeal to a broader public, who need to understand the subject of climate change and learn of all the various theories and possible solutions.
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2 The Physics of a Crisis
3 Climate and Weather
4 The Variable Sun
5 ShortTerm Climate Variation
6 Gravitational Interactions of the Solar System
7 The Possible Effects of Solar Cycles
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