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Climate

An area's long-term atmospheric conditions including temperature moisture content, wind, precipitation, etc.

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Greenhouse Gases

Absorb solar radiation and emit radiation back to earth to retain heat

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Greenhouse Gas examples

Ozone, CO2, Nitrous oxide, methane, halocarbons, CFCs, water vapor,

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Radiative forcing

Amount of change in thermal energy that a given factor causes

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Proxy indicators

Indirect evidence

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Paleoclimate

Climate in geologic past