01 Mar '12, 7pm

Dot Earth Blog: A CO2 Warning Etched in Stone and Sediment

This is based on lots of different people going back and examining the same pieces of rock. We have this big advantage that we can’t argue with the rock. We argue with each other. But if we can’t resolve the argument we go back to the piece of rock again and then work out the answer. And the answer every time appears to be, if you do this, if you keep on doing what we’re doing now, we will repeat, in all essential details, the past warming event — at which stage geologists can take a really lofty view – which unless you’ve got grandchildren you tend to do – and you say, well, we don’t care. The Earth will survive. It survived all these past events. I found my own experience was not only the November, 1999, article in Nature [“Carbon cycling and chronology of climate warming during the Palaeocene/Eocene transition ,” Norris and Röhl ] but the arrival of the grandchildren, y...

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