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It doesn't feel like an ice age | Greener Edmonds


Last updated 9/2/2021 at 8:14am


Michon Scott and Rebecca Lindsey included a graphic in a paper for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for their research called "What's the Hottest Earth's Ever Been?"

Looking back at earth's climate history can help us understand where we are today and what can happen in the future.

The figure included with this column includes lots of interesting information about this history. It is in a paper on the NOAA Climate.gov website by Michon Scott and Rebecca Lindsey titled, "What's the Hottest Earth's Ever Been?"

Although the Earth is 4.5 billion years old, the last 500 million have been important for us. This period followed the Cambrian explosion, when life on land really cranked into gear.

The black dot on the right is where we are now. Over the time sh...

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