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Marcott: the shape of abrupt climate change

The most disturbing message out of a new temperature study going back 11.3 millennia is the speed and scale of modern warming compared with warming earlier in the Holocene. Ten thousand years ago, the last of the woolly mammoths were taking … Continue reading

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The awkward stand-off between science and politics

The tendency of some politicians to seek to denigrate scientists and their work threatens our prospects of dealing with future change. [30 August 2011 | Peter Boyer] Last week Julia Gillard’s chief climate science adviser, Professor Will Steffen, crossed Bass … Continue reading

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