Explore the processes behind climate change today and in our recent past.
Throughout history, the Earth has experienced many climate changes. So how can we explain these changes and how can we tell the difference between natural and man-made climate change? To understand this, we need to first understand the complex interplay between all of the processes that drive the climate. Some mechanisms are related to external processes, such as changes to the Earth’s position in relation to the Sun and variations in the strength of the Sun, while other processes are related to variations in ocean currents and wind patterns in the atmosphere.