Special Issue "Global Climate Change and Geological Processes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019)
Global climate change, driven by release of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere from human activities, is dramatically changing the planetary environment and risks contributing to the “sixth mass extinction”. Greenhouse molecules (particularly CO2 and CH4) play a crucial role in controlling Earth’s climate, and changes are already observable. Though these changes are predictable via numerical models, the complexity of the Earth system means that the long-term consequences of rising temperatures and acidifying oceans remain highly uncertain, hampering efforts to make well-informed decisions. These uncertainties motivate the search for additional information about how the planet responds to major climatic perturbation.
Earth’s climate has significantly and repeatedly changed throughout the geological past, and although the recent rate of global warming appears to exceed that during previous episodes of climate change, the geological record holds some of the only direct information about the planetary response to perturbation, and about how global biogeochemical cycles mediate the impacts of climate change on the biosphere. Geological data can serve to illuminate patterns and processes that can provide wider context for present-day observational data and help to constrain models predicting the future evolution of Earth’s climate.
The main aim of this Special Issue is to provide more information by using multidisciplinary approach on distinctive time intervals affected by global climate and environmental changes along with severe biotic turnovers.
Prof. Manuel Rigo
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- climate changes
- environmental changes
- geological processes
- ocean acidification