Study shows major changes in ice and temperatures could cause abrupt effects farther away About 14,000 years ago, the southwest United States was lush and green, home to saber-toothed cats and mammoths. Meanwhile, the Pacific Northwest was mostly grassland.
The Antarctic Peninsula, the northern most region of Antarctica, is experiencing some of the most dramatic changes due to climate warming, including population declines of some penguin species. This is not the first time that region has felt the effects … Continue reading →
Researchers from Princeton University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Techonology in Zurich have confirmed that during the last ice age iron fertilization caused plankton to thrive in a region of the Southern Ocean. The study published in Science confirms … Continue reading →
Research also helps unravel the mystery of retreating glaciers in the Pacific Ocean’s western tropics Using a cutting-edge research technique, UCLA researchers have reconstructed the temperature history of a region that plays a major role in determining climate around the … Continue reading →
For more than a century scientists have known that Earth’s ice ages are caused by the wobbling of the planet’s orbit, which changes its orientation to the sun and affects the amount of sunlight reaching higher latitudes, particularly the polar … Continue reading →
At the end of the last Ice Age, as the world began to warm, a swath of the North Pacific Ocean came to life. During a brief pulse of biological productivity 14,000 years ago, this stretch of the sea teemed … Continue reading →
Analysis of the Last Glacial Maximum sheds light on climate models’ ability to simulate tropical climate change How will rainfall patterns across the tropical Indian and Pacific regions change in a future warming world? Climate models generally suggest that the … Continue reading →
Temperatures in central China are 10 to 14 degrees Fahrenheit hotter today than they were 20,000 years ago, during the last ice age, UCLA researchers report — an increase two to four times greater than many scientists previously thought. The … Continue reading →