Study Shows Mother Earth
Heading Toward Highest
Temperatures in Human History by
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After studying 11,300 years of
earth's climate, scientist say
that today's temperatures are
higher than they've been for
70%-80% of that time.
Greenhouse gases and
temperatures are skyrocketing.
They will reach epic proportions
by the year 2100.
Marcott from Oregon State
University headed a team of
scientists from OSU and Harvard
University. They studied data
from 73 world sites to gauge
Earth’s temperature from the end
of the last Ice Age. The
Holocene Age --the Age
we live in today -- began when
the great ice sheets of northern
Turtle Island and Europe
studies don't go back more than
2,000 years, Marcott said.
The new study has a longer time
frame that gives today's
climate change issues some
they found may well heat up the
climate change debate.
Earth cooled about
Fahrenheit for most
of the past
has warmed back up
in the last
bigger the land
it got -- as in the
models predict temps
increase 2.0° -
greater than at any
time during the past
already knew that on a global
scale, Earth is warmer today
than it was over much of the
past 2,000 years,”
“Now we know that it is warmer
than most of the past 11,300
years. This is of particular
interest, because the Holocene
spans the entire period of
Breaching Holocene Age's
temperatures would be a first,
scientists said. Although
2000–2009 was one of the warmest
on record, temperatures have
been lower for the Age overall.
But no more.
it’s abnormal because it's
happening too quickly, said
Candace Major from the National
Science Foundation’s Division of
last century stands out as the
anomaly in this record of
global temperature since the end
of the last ice age,”
“This research shows that
we’ve experienced almost the
same range of temperature change
since the beginning of the
industrial revolution as over
the previous 1,000 years of
Earth history—but this change
happened a lot more quickly.”
The study was funded by the
National Science Foundation’s
and published in the March 8
issue of the journal Science.
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