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  • "Abrupt" changes in climate have occurred with large excursions in the planet's carbon budget, typically from flood basalts, and on a time scale of millenia.

    RealClimate

  • IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' see links below: In spite of Solyndra, military solar project a GO; How to slash CA's greenhouse gas emissions by 2050; Abrupt climate change possible from melting permafrost; Study: Renewables can reduce pollution at no cost to the economy; Running dry on the Great Plains; Algae bloom baffles scientists; Study Shows Worse Picture of Meltdown in Japan ...

    Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: 'Green News Report' - December 1, 2011

  • Abrupt shifts of tempo and mood, with the delicacy of the opening melody building to the full sonic blast of the climax, the band careening madly through a chunk of "Rhapsody In Blue" as they spin out.

    Eric Williams: "The Best Imitation" of Ben Folds

  • Abrupt announcements have the appearance of journalistic sensationalism, with the sole intention of creating a surprise effect.

    Georges Ugeux: Reforming Sovereign Ratings: An Urgent and Complex Undertaking

  • "Abrupt cuts of the magnitude you propose are neither feasible nor responsible, and they would risk throwing the economy back into recession," Mr. Geithner said.

    GOP Senators Brush Aside Geithner's Debt Ceiling Warnings

  • Abrupt climate change has been a sporadic feature of history since long before the industrial revolution, mostly in the form of cooling caused by volcanoes.

    Will Volcanoes Cool Our Warming Earth?

  • Abrupt shifts of tempo and mood, with the delicacy of the opening melody building to the full sonic blast of the climax, the band careening madly through a chunk of "Rhapsody In Blue" as they spin out.

    Eric Williams: "The Best Imitation" of Ben Folds

  • IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' see links below: In spite of Solyndra, military solar project a GO; How to slash CA's greenhouse gas emissions by 2050; Abrupt climate change possible from melting permafrost; Study: Renewables can reduce pollution at no cost to the economy; Running dry on the Great Plains; Algae bloom baffles scientists; Study Shows Worse Picture of Meltdown in Japan ...

    Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: 'Green News Report' - December 1, 2011

  • Abrupt ending, perhaps … But it held my attention.

    ASTRUM EXURO • by Rhiannon Morgan

  • Dr. Edward Maris, in his 1869 book on 1794 cents, identified the varieties with colorful names such as Young Head, Mint Marked Head, The Coquette, Fallen 4, Abrupt Hair, Patagonian, Amatory Face, and Venus Marina.

    Liberty Cap Cent, 1793-1796 : Coin Guide

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