6 Further reading
The models being used in research take such simple energy flows and increase the ‘granularity’ of the components used, to build complex time sequences.
You may like to see Climatic Research Unit for a summary of how these have developed. Information Sheets is a subpage within this website which contains a variety of introductory material on climate-related subjects.(Information Sheet 8) at the website of the
Click to read Causes of climate change (Information Sheet 2) from the website of the Climatic Research Unit.
Which of the potential causes are influenced by human activity?
After reading the information sheet, click on the following link, and compare the charts for greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane) and temperature over the last 1000 years.
Consider the key features and implications of these two sets of information.
Compare the radiative forcing for the human influences – what does this suggest?