The climate of the future: clues from three million years ago
Article first published online: 16 AUG 2005
Volume 21, Issue 4, pages 138–143, July 2005
How to Cite
Haywood, A. and Williams, M. (2005), The climate of the future: clues from three million years ago. Geology Today, 21: 138–143. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2451.2005.00509.x
- Issue published online: 16 AUG 2005
- Article first published online: 16 AUG 2005
In the eighteenth century, James Hutton came up with a theory that revolutionized the science of geology, ‘The present is a key to the past’. But could the past also be a guide to our future? The world three million years ago was warmer than present. What might it tell us about global climate change in the near future?