Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

Hunting and gathering silicon data to tackle climate forecasting



The frequent, large, and often extremely abrupt shifts in global climate in the past occurred in lockstep across the globe. This seems to tell us that Earth's climate system has several distinct modes of operation that are linked in subtle yet dramatic ways.

Does this finding about past climates have any implication for future climate? Will greenhouse warming continue, or will it slow or cease? And when would that be?