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March 08, 2013
Earth Is Warmer Today Than During 70 to 80 Percent of the Past 11,300 Years
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 08, 2013
With data from 73 ice and sediment core monitoring sites around the world, scientists have reconstructed Earth's temperature history back to the end of the last Ice Age. The analysis reveals that the planet today is warmer than it's been during 70 to 80 percent of the last 11,300 years. Results of the study, by researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) and Harvard University, are published this week in a paper in the journal Science. Lead paper author Shaun Marcott of OSU says that previo ... read more
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