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What is albedo?

Extent to which an object reflects light from the sun

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What is radiative forcing?

Net change between incoming radiation energy and outgoing radiation energy in the atmosphere

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What are climate models?

Mathematical methods used to simulate the interactions of the atmosphere, oceans, land surface, and ice

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How rapidly could climates shift?

Core data show natural shifts up to 18°F within a decade or two

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What are the physical consequences of global warning

Melting polar ice caps, Arctic ice caps melting, Antarctic ice cap may grow due to increased precipitation

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What is temperature dependent sex determination

In many species of reptile, sexthe sex of off spring is dependent on temperature at which eggs are incubated

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How will rising sea levels affect marine organisms

Distributions will shift in kind, vertically upward and toward the poles

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Which terrestrial animals are most vulnerable to starvation after hurricane

Frugivores and nectarivores because fruits and flowers are stripped from trees