Category Archives: Climate change and palaeoclimatology

Can rock weathering halt global warming?

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Turmoil in Roman Republic followed Alaskan volcanic eruption

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Did an impact affect hunter gatherers at the start of the Younger Dryas?

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Update on climate and sea-level change during the Cenozoic

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Alternative explanation for interglacial climate instabilities; and a warning

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Soluble iron and global climate

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Finding Archaean atmospheric composition using micrometeorites

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Closure for the K-Pg extinction event?

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More on the Younger Dryas causal mechanism

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Colour-coded subglacial topography from radar sounding over the Hiawatha Glacier of NW Greenland (Credit: Kjaer et al. 2018; Fig. 1D)

Read about new data from lake-bed sediments, which suggest that a major impact around 12.8 thousand years ago may have triggered a return to glacial conditions at the start of the Younger Dryas.

 

What followed the K-Pg extinction event?

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Reconstruction of the 35 kg early Palaeocene mammal Taeniolabis (credit: Wikipedia)

Read about processes connected with the Chicxulub impact that may have influenced the K-Pg mass extinction and the evolution of mammalian survivors during the first million years of the Palaeocene, as revealed by a unique sedimentary sequence near Denver, Colorado, USA.