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Environmental change

  • By: Ian Simmons
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

The major global changes of the past 2 million years have been driven by planetary biophysical forces. The waxing and waning of the great ice sheets of the Pleistocene (covering 30% of the Earth's surface at their maximum extent), with concomitant ...

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