Luke Trusel is an assistant Professor in the Department of Geology at Rowan University. He researches Earth’s ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland in order to study past, present, and future climate change. 61 more words
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The interglacial ~400,000 years ago was lot hotter. And there were no SUVs or coal power plants.
“A paper published … in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology finds that the last 4 interglacials were up to 3C warmer than the current interglacial and were characterized by sea levels up to 79 feet higher than the present. 125 more words
Slight ocean warming enough to tip the system
Just small increases in ocean temperatures during past geological epochs may have been enough to tip Northern Hemisphere ice sheets toward disintegration, even as air temperatures remained cold. 632 more words