Milankovich Cycles

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Eccentricity, axial tilt (obliquity) and precession influence Earth's climate over long time scales. A clip from the BBC documentary series 'Earth Story' on You Tube explains and animates these phenomena, which are together called the Milankovich Cycles. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLAYRdSnRSI.