A Paleo Perspective on Global Warming
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/globalwarming/home.html

Mark Eakin, NOAA Paleoclimatology Program


As part of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA) Paleoclimatology Program, information is collected from scientists across the globe to study past climate in hopes of achieving a better understanding of the Earth's past, present and future climate. This site was developed to help educate, inform and highlight the importance of paleoclimate research, as well as to show how paleoclimate research relates to global warming and other important issues of climate variability and change. It explains the details of global warming, why it is studied, and how it relates to climate and weather conditions. The image gallery illustrates how specific variables of global warming are studied and what the findings of this research indicate about changes in environmental conditions.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climate Change:Natural causes, Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Natural causes, Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Climate Literacy Principles: Life and Climate Are Linked:Holocene Societies, Societies Adapt to Climate, Sun Drives Earth System:Orbital Cycles, The Nature of Science:Observational Data
Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources, Climate, Biosphere, Atmosphere