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Higher-Than-Present Relict Treelines in the Western United States
Ice bison, frozen forests and the search for archaeology in Colorado Front Range ice patches. Colorado Archaeology 78: 41-46. Lee, C.
Climate change makes past five-year period the warmest on record: WMO
Thermometers were invented around 400 years ago but there are other ways of measuring ancient temperatures: http://serc.carleton.edu/microbelife/topics/proxies/paleoclimate.
Why we need the next-to-impossible 1.5°C temperature target
(You cannot detect an impact from Krakatoa in the proxy record for instance). The planet will continue to warm because we are not in equilibrium yet. The incoming energy from the Sun is less than the outgoing radiation from this energy.
The biggest question about climate change isn't 'if' or 'when.' It's 'how abrupt?'
Until now, such work has largely been based on studies of the Earth's past using so-called “proxy” evidence like ice cores or ocean sediments. “As the authors note, it's unclear whether these events are related to specific simplifications or ...
Coalition of business leaders challenges 2C climate change target
Instead of using the pre-industrial level from the ice core proxy we now pick some point on the instrumental record. .....

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