Gas From The Past Gives Scientists New Insights Into Climate And The Oceans

Monday, October 6, 2008 - 12:07 in Earth & Climate

In recent years, public discussion of climate change has included concerns that increased levels of carbon dioxide will contribute to global warming, which in turn may change the circulation in the Earth's oceans, with potentially disastrous consequences. Ice core and ocean deposit comparisons show complex links between carbon dioxide levels, ocean currents and climate, which may help explain past, present and future climate trends.

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