Related topics: climate change

Study: 'Warm ice age' changed climate cycles

Approximately 700,000 years ago, a "warm ice age" permanently changed the climate cycles on Earth. Contemporaneous with this exceptionally warm and moist period, the polar glaciers greatly expanded. A European research team ...

Elegantly modeling Earth's abrupt glacial transitions

Proxy data—indirect records of the Earth's climate found in unlikely places like coral, pollen, trees and sediments—show interesting oscillations approximately every 100,000 years starting about one million years ago. ...

When hippos roamed, past temperatures were much higher

Although Oxford's meteorological records go back 250 years, to before the French Revolution and even the American war of independence, scientists have gone back thousands of years to discover that our world has been much ...

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