The preceding chapters showed data on the Tibetan inland-ice and its impact on climate. The nature of the data prescribe that the preceding chapters had to focus on the LGP. Now the data are put into a broader context. The onset of the large northern Hemisphere glaciations is as well discussed as boundary conditions for the future. The following chapter discusses the role of important subfactors that govern climate change. The purpose is to outline mechanisms that either extend, terminate or stabilize present, warmer or colder climates.
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