Causes of Repeating Climate Change Patterns


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Why is understanding natural cycles important for understanding human-caused climate change?

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1. What is an ice age (in science)?

2. Which of the following is NOT part of the cause of Milankovich cycles?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Climate change is a pressing political topic, but few people are aware of the complex factors that play into patterns of climate change. This assessment will go over a few of these factors and some related information, such as natural climate cycles and their characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Importance of understanding natural cycles
  • The scientific definition of an ice age
  • Causes of Milankovich cycles
  • How long Milankovich cycles occur
  • Variations in solar output

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - accurately answer the assessment questions by recalling some of the lesson's main points on natural factors affecting climate change
  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you understand the various natural climate cycles, their causes, and how they affect the Earth's climate
  • Knowledge application - use the information you went over in the lesson to identify various natural climate cycles and the specific facts on their occurrences

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more on this subject, you can review the corresponding lesson called Causes of Repeating Climate Change Patterns. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Natural and man-made climate change
  • The characteristics of Milankovich cycles
  • Effects of sun cycles
  • The causes and effects of El Niño and La Niña