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Question 1: However, there is evidence for the presence of water on the early Earth, in the Hadean[7][8] and ________[9][7] eons, leading to what is known as the faint young sun paradox.
Geologic time scalePrecambrianGeologyArchean

Question 2: Solar intensity variations are considered to have been influential in triggering the ________,[15] and for some of the warming observed from 1900 to 1950.
Climate changeGlacierCurrent sea level riseLittle Ice Age

Question 3: Volcanic eruptions, ________, and hot springs, are examples of volcanic processes which release gases and/or particulates into the atmosphere.
Triton (moon)VolcanoGeyserEnceladus (moon)

Question 4: According to the ________, however, estimates are that human activities generate more than 130 times the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by volcanoes.
United States Fish and Wildlife ServiceNational Park ServiceMinerals Management ServiceUnited States Geological Survey

Question 5: More recently, altimeter measurements — in combination with accurately determined ________ orbits — have provided an improved measurement of global sea level change.
NASASpace RaceGeocentric orbitSatellite

Question 6: These include such processes as variations in solar radiation, deviations in the Earth's orbit, mountain-building and ________, and changes in greenhouse gas concentrations.
PangaeaPlate tectonicsAntarcticaContinental drift

Question 7: The existence of mountains (as a product of plate tectonics through mountain-building) can cause ________.
Precipitation (meteorology)RainPrecipitation types (meteorology)Climate

Question 8: A recent example of tectonic control on ocean circulation is the formation of the Isthmus of Panama about 5 million years ago, which shut off direct mixing between the ________ and Pacific Oceans.
Atlantic OceanArctic OceanPacific OceanIndian Ocean

Question 9: Climate Change from the ________ (UK)
Met OfficeFinnish Meteorological InstituteNorwegian Meteorological InstituteDeutscher Wetterdienst

Question 10: Climate change may be limited to a specific region, or may occur across the whole ________.

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