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Tree Rings Speak to Ancient Climate Change

On a lark, when I was a college student I took a class in field biology. It sounded romantic and I was young, so even…

One Big Eruption

When I was a child, I read a lot of murder mysteries. At a young age I favored the books featuring Miss Marple by Agatha…

Medieval Monks Recorded Ireland’s Climate

Ireland enjoys a mild and stable climate. But even in Ireland there are years that stand out as unusual. Recently a team of researchers led…

Stalagmites Speak of Climate History

Caves fascinate people. I visited Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico as a kid when my family was on a summer vacation. Maybe that early exposure…

New Ice Cores Shed More Light on Past Climate Change

Late in the last century scientists published reams of data about Earth’s climate derived from ice cores taken from Greenland and Antarctic glaciers. By drilling…