John Baez

California State Northridge, Climate Science Seminar

April 26, 2013

Milankovitch Cycles and the Earth's Climate

In the last few million years the Earth's climate has been dominated by dramatic swings in temperature between cold 'glacials' and warm 'interglacials'. The most widely accepted theory says that these are triggered by Milankovitch cycles: periodic changes in the Earth's orbital parameters. However, the details are far from fully understood, leaving many puzzles for us to study.

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