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Record #167696:

The hot hand of history / Betsy Mason.

Title: The hot hand of history / Betsy Mason.
Author(s): Mason, Betsy.
Date: 2004.
In: Nature. (2004.), Vol. 427(6975) (2004)
Abstract: News feature reporting Bill Ruddiman's claim, prompted by methane and CO₂ records in Vostok ice core, that human activity began to significantly alter Earth's climate some 8000 years ago, when clear-cutting large areas of forest. Process may have raised atmospheric levels of CO₂ and staved off a "mini ice age". Methane production resulting from creation of artificial wetlands to grow rice in southeast Asia some 5000 years ago may have had similar effect. Ruddiman estimates 0.8°C resulting overall rise in Earth surface temperature by 1800. Describes background to Ruddiman's claim, reaction to it in scientific community, and alternatives based on changes in Earth's orbit or oceans.
Notes:

Nature. Vol. 427(6975) :853-858 (2004).

Keywords: 551.58 -- Climatology.
551.583 -- Climatic changes.
551.583.3 -- Climatic changes, Quaternary.
551.588 -- Climate, effect of man and environment.
551.586 -- Climatology, biological aspects.
631 -- Agriculture.
551.524 -- Air temperature.
546.264-31 -- Carbon dioxide.
525.3 -- Earth, orbit and motions.
551.465 -- Oceanography, dynamics.
D -- Atmospheric sciences.
(*7) -- Antarctic regions.
(*747.5) -- Vostok region.
SPRI record no.: 167696

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