Twin ice cores from greenland reveal history of climate change, more
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 77, Issue 22, pages 209–210, 28 May 1996
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Two projects conducted from 1989 to 1993 collected parallel ice cores—just 30 km apart— from the central part of the Greenland ice sheet. Each core is more than 3 km deep and extends back 110,000 years. In short, the ice cores tell a clear story: humans came of age agriculturally and industrially during the most stable climatic regime recorded in the cores. Change—large, rapid, and global—is more characteristic of the Earth's climate than is stasis.