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Climate change lessons from a warm world

Transactions of the Leicester Literary & Philosophical Society
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Abstract

In the early 1970’s to early 1980’s Soviet climatologists were making comparisons to past intervals of warmth in the geologic record and suggesting that these intervals could be possible analogs for 21st century “greenhouse” conditions. Some saw regional warming as a benefit to the Soviet Union and made comments along the lines of “Set fire to the coal mines!” These sentiments were alarming to some, and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) leadership thought they could provide a more quantitative analysis of the data the Soviets were using for the most recent of these warm intervals, the Early Pliocene.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Climate change lessons from a warm world
Series title Transactions of the Leicester Literary & Philosophical Society
Volume 104
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher Leicester Literary & Philosophical Society
Contributing office(s) Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center
Description 6 p.
First page 50
Last page 55