The climate of the future: clues from three million years ago

Haywood, Alan; Williams, Mark. 2005 The climate of the future: clues from three million years ago. Geology Today, 21 (4). 138-143. 10.1111/j.1365-2451.2005.00509.x

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In the eighteenth century, James Hutton came up with a theory that revolutionized the science of geology, ‘The present is a key to the past’. But could the past also be a guide to our future? The world three million years ago was warmer than present. What might it tell us about global climate change in the near future?

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1111/j.1365-2451.2005.00509.x
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Global Science in the Antarctic Context (2005-2009) > Greenhouse to Icehouse. Evolution of the Antarctic Cryosphere and Palaeoenvironment
ISSN: 0266-6979
Additional Keywords: Palaeoclimate, Pliocene
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 21 Dec 2007 16:35 +0 (UTC)

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