ATOC 185 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: 2003 European Heat Wave, Thermohaline Circulation, Water Security

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Its not a single event and has an extremely long timescale. It can be related to a number of natural disasters: droughts, floods etc. We typically think of climate change as rising temperatures, but for this course were looking more specifically at how its related to the frequency and intensity of natural disasters. Eg. the 2003 european heat wave: temperatures were about 10 degrees. In france alone there was 14082 deaths and millions of euros in agricultural damage. Cli(cid:272)ke(cid:396) (cid:395)uestio(cid:374)s: (cid:862)du(cid:396)i(cid:374)g the past 5 de(cid:272)ades, the glo(cid:271)al a(cid:448)e(cid:396)age temperatures have increased by about . 5 degrees celsius, this increase is due to (cid:449)hat? (cid:863) a combination of natural variability and human activity. Ice cores, examining hundreds of thousands of years, temperature and. Ice cores: snow is added and you can drill forms and learn about temperatures and carbon dioxide through air bubbles in the ice.

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