Climate change lessons from a warm world
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 Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Climate change lessons from a warm world|
|Series title||Transactions of the Leicester Literary & Philosophical Society|
|Publisher||Leicester Literary & Philosophical Society|
|Contributing office(s)||Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center|