Hot House pp 51-74 | Cite as

A Hot and Cold Past

The Earth’s climate can be divided into two general conditions, Hot Houses and Ice Houses. These general conditions are also shown on the geological time scal in Figure 4.1 Figures 5.1 abd 5.2 are diagrammatic representations of the distribution of these general climates over geologic time.


Methane Hydrate Glacial Period Mass Extinction Thermohaline Circulation Interglacial Period 
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