GEOG 102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Milankovitch Cycles, Global Warming, Biome

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12 Jul 2020
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Geog 102
Cultural Geography
Spring 2017
QUESTIONS FROM EVERYBODY
Russia Europe Geopolitical Relations/China Natural gas Xiong
Not a medium answer
Tension between Russia and Europe
Russia uses natural gas supply as leverage
Eastern parts of China get natural gas from Westerners who are not as wealthy
Xionong riots over the economic tension between the two sides
IPCC Report Flaws
Read the IPCC report
What does the IPCC say?
What are arguments against IPCC
Some results were not adequately peer reviewed
i.e. Himalayan Glacier Claim
Global warming skeptics use this as argument
Biomes
Know what a biome is
Know the list of biomes
Know general challenges
Some seasonalities in terms of moisture
Some seasonalities in terms of light
Conflict between conservationists and solar energy in California
Conservationists
Want to conserve desert and turtles
Large industries
Want to build solar energy plants on the land for energy
Not a major medium answer question
Milankovich cycles
Natural Cycles
Wobbling of axis
Eccentricity around globe
Topspinning cycle of axis
Natural rotations of the earth that lead to natural climate changes
IPCC report says climate change is anthropogenic and due to release of
increased green house gases
Seasonal Flow compared to Steady Flow
Dam vs. No Dam
Negative of steady flow
Changes the ecology of the Environment around it
Species have adapted to the natural system over time
Formation of coal
Coal is formed in lowlying coastal areas
Where petebogs form
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