Dating an ancient episode of severe g...

Dating an ancient episode of severe global warming

There are 1 comment on the Space Ref story from Jun 18, 2011, titled Dating an ancient episode of severe global warming. In it, Space Ref reports that:

Using sophisticated methods of dating rocks, a team including University of Southampton researchers based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, have pinned down the timing of the start of an episode of an ancient global warming known as the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum , with implications for the triggering mechanism.

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Nepean, Canada

#1 Jun 19, 2011
Ok. so not orbital eccentricity. That wasn't very likely anyway. GHGs accumulating seem to be the understandable culplit. The only question is where they came from and the two current ideas are NOT incompatible. It may have been one, the other, or both in combination.

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