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Arctic Amplification: Causes, Effects, Solutions | UPSC

Arctic Amplification: Causes, Effects, Solutions Context: While the Earth’s surface as a whole has warmed by around 1.2*C since the industrial revolution, temperatures are not rising at the same rate in all corners of the world. One difference is the faster pace that land areas are warming compared to the ocean. But perhaps the biggest […]

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The Anthropocene Epoch: Definition, Significance, and Controversies | UPSC

Anthropocene Epoch: Meaning and Debates Context: Scientists recently proposed to formalise an ‘Anthropocene Epoch’ on the geologic time scale, triggering several debates. Analysis Background The Geologic Time Scale is the “calendar” for events in Earth history. All 4.6 billion years of Earth’s history are split into—in descending order of duration—Eons, Eras, Periods, Epochs and Ages

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