Tag Archives: Eocene

New paper on climate sensitivity estimates 1.1 ± 0.4 °C for a doubling of CO2

This new paper (in review at the discussions section) at Climate of the Past has some interesting approaches  using Oxygen 18 isotope records from benthic foraminiferas acquired in Deep Sea Drilling project (DSDP) on the Kerguelen Plateau off the coast … Continue reading

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Climate clam chowder has a spicy ENSO rhythm from an old recipe

From the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research comes word that the climate varied before, just like it does today, and we won’t be stuck with a permanent El Niño. Imagine that. 50-million-year-old clam shells provide indications of … Continue reading

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