Journal Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Publisher A. Podgorny Institute for Mechanical Engineering Problems
National Academy of Science of Ukraine
ISSN 0131-2928 (Print), 2411-0779 (Online)
Issue Vol. 19, no. 1, 2016 (March)
Pages 54-63
Cited by J. of Mech. Eng., 2016, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 54-63



P. M. Kanilo, A. Podgorny Institute of Mechanical Engineering Problems of NASU (2/10, Pozharsky St., Kharkiv, 61046, Ukraine), e-mail:



Short historical aspects from the history of studying the secrets of the glacial epochs and changes in the Earth’s climate, as well as the birth of astronomical theory are given. It is emphasized that the present-day interglaciality, according to astronomical canons, would have to disappear in the millennium to come. The article substantiates the conclusion that modern climate warming is an anthropogenic-ecological reality associated with a sharp increase in human population and its predatory attitude to nature; a significant increase in the levels of inefficient use of natural resources and extremely dangerous environmental pollution by super toxicants; the degradation and destruction of biosphere systems, which lead to a decrease in the quality of their functioning.


Keywords: glacial epoch, interglacial, biosphere, greenhouse gases, biotic climate stabilization, fuel combustion, ecology, global warming



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Received 01 March 2016

Published 30 March 2016