High-fidelity record of Earth's climate history puts current changes in context

Published Sep 10 2020 at 11:03 AM GMT
  • Scientists have compiled a continuous, high-fidelity record of variations in Earth's climate extending 66 million years into the past.
  • The record reveals four distinctive climate states, which the researchers dubbed Hothouse, Warmhouse, Coolhouse, and Icehouse.
  • These major climate states persisted for millions and sometimes tens of millions of years, and within each one the climate shows rhythmic variations corresponding to changes in Earth's orbit around the sun.



  • Published Sep 10, 2020 11:03 AM GMT