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Re: Trops post# 2578

Sunday, 03/18/2007 9:01:42 AM

Sunday, March 18, 2007 9:01:42 AM

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VIDEO: In December 2004 Paleoclimatologist extracted the oldest Ice Core ever retrieved from Antartctica. It measures 1.8 miles and spans 740,000 years of climate history.

Over this span, Earth experienced 8 Ice Ages. Interglacial periods like the one we’re in today are warmer. Over those 740k years, interglacial period aren’t that often compared to the amount of time we’re in a glacial period. One point that looks like the one we’re in today was called Marine Isotope Stage 11.

MIS11 lasted 30,000 years. We’re about 10,000 years into ours. On the right hand side go to climate history and Ice Cores.