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Five Billion Years of Global Change

Denis Wood

Five Billion Years of Global Change

by Denis Wood

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The surrounding material absorbs the energy released in radioactivity, heating up. Today this is a very slow but steady source of heat. About 20 calories of heat are generated by 1 cubic centimeter of granite in the course of a million years. It would take this amount of rock million years to brew a cup of coffee! The World Bank Group announced on Monday a new set of climate targets for and that it was doubling its current five-year investments to around $ billion in support of countries taking.

After 8 billion years of happily burning hydrogen into helium are over, the sun’s life gets a little more interesting. Things change because the sun will have run out of hydrogen in its core. Earth’s global surface temperatures in ranked as the second warmest since , according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet's long-term warming trend, globally averaged temperatures in were degrees Fahrenheit ( degrees Celsius) warmer than the to mean, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in .


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