New Strategic Plan and Data Portal for Past Global Change Science

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Abstract

How did the main climate forcing factors (e.g., solar irradiance and volcanic aerosols) and feedbacks (e.g., greenhouse gases and sea ice) vary in the past? How do climate variability and extreme events relate to the mean state of the climate system? How do large-scale climate changes in the Earth system affect regional conditions? How can learning from past environmental patterns and interactions improve the understanding and management of natural ecosystems now and in the future?