Break up of Pangea

Climate results from the uneven distribution of heating over the surface of the earth caused by the earth's tilt. This tilt is the angle between the earth's rotational axis and its orbital plane around the sun. Currently this angle is 23.5 degrees.

Long term climate is also affected by the heat balance of the earth which is driven mostly by the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere.

Climate change can result if the pattern or solar radiation is changed and/or if the amount of CO2 changes. There is abundant evidence that the earth does undergo climatic change. Climatic change can be a limiting factor for the evolution of many species.

Climate Change:

Effects of Ice Ages Causes of Ice Ages --> needs to be PERIODIC!

The most Probable Cause:

More About Ice Ages

More about orbital mechanics and Ice Ages

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