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what is a stable climate system?
it has no feedback
what is an unstable climate system?
it has positive feedback
what is a metastable climate system?
it is a system where life has been able to persist with fluctuations
what is thermohaline circulation?
it is the heat conveyor of the oceans
what is the younger dryas
it is a heat conveyor that has cooled because of ice cap melting 7 degrees in 50 years!
why is the chaos in the climatic important?
because it shows that the climate will always be unpredictable but there is a certain limit to predictability
what is negative feedback?
it is equlibrium
what is positive feedback?
it is where unstable tiny differences make a huge impact