Earth Sciences Study Guide: The Climate System

Through which city does the prime meridian run?             Greenwich, England What are the dates of the solstices and equinoxes?             Summer solstice: June 21 Winter solstice: December 22 Vernal equinox: March 21 Autumnal equinox: September 22 Describe Earth–Sun relationships in terms of orbit, the Sun’s position, tilt and direction of Earth’s axis as it…

Climate Change & the Carbon Cycle

The Earth’s climate is always changing, fluctuating from cool temperatures to warm temperatures throughout Earth History. Climate change has become a controversial issue that scientists are sceptical about. The present cause of global warming is part of a natural variation; however it is also greatly caused by human actions. Based on the evidence that I…