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How hot did the Earth get in the past? A team of scientists uncovers new information

July 5, 2011

Research sheds new light on what to expect

The question seems simple enough: What happens to the Earth’s temperature when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels increase? The answer is elusive. However, clues are hidden in the fossil record.  A new study by researchers from Syracuse (SU) and Yale universities provides a much clearer picture of the Earth’s temperature approximately 50 million years ago when CO2 concentrations were higher than today. The results may shed light on what to expect in the future if CO2 levels keep rising.Read more...