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The enemy within

Bill McGuire.

in Global Catastrophes

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environment). 7789 words.

‘The Enemy Within’ begins with volcanic super-eruptions and their devastating consequences such as the 1815 eruption of volcano Tambora in Indonesia, and ancient eruptions in Yellowstone,...

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Epilogue

Bill McGuire.

in Global Catastrophes

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environment). 1333 words.

‘The Epilogue’ summarizes our current position. We are well into a cycle of warming that is certain to lead to dramatic geophysical, social, and economic changes during the next hundred...

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Global Catastrophes

Bill McGuire.

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environment). 152 pages.

Life on Earth will come to an end. It is just a matter of when. Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction focuses on the many potential catastrophes facing our planet and our species...

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Global warming

Bill McGuire.

in Global Catastrophes

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environment). 7715 words.

‘Global warming’ explains that the Earth is now warmer than it has been for over 90 per cent of its 4.6 billion year history and is heating up faster than at any time in the last 11,500...

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The Ice Age cometh

Bill McGuire.

in Global Catastrophes

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environment). 5336 words.

What turns ice ages on and off? ‘The Ice Age cometh’ considers the potential impact global warming may have on the arrival of the next expected Ice Age. Will global warming fend it off or...

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Planet Earth

Bill McGuire.

in Global Catastrophes

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environment). 6072 words.

Earth is the most dynamic planet in our solar system, but the very same geophysical features that make our world so life-giving and life-preserving also make it dangerous. ‘Planet Earth: in...

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The threat from space

Bill McGuire.

in Global Catastrophes

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environment). 6975 words.

‘The Threat from Space’ considers the threat of asteroids and comets colliding with Earth. Potential impacts of Near Earth Asteroids, with almost circular orbits, have been identified, but...

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