Daily Archives: December 15, 2007

Some Definitions/Acronyms

Quite a lot of times on the internet, there is a vast amount of confusion on exactly what something means; even things like “global warming” can be misunderstood as “temperature of the Earth,” or that the “greenhouse effect” is bad. Here, I will try to clear some up, or at least how I will use the terms in my posts. Note that there are generally authoritative definitions on the subject, such as those used in the IPCC glossary at http://www.grida.no/climate/ipcc_tar/wg1/518.htm , or by the National Academies, etc.

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