Global Climate Change: A Glance in the Rear View Mirror

Matt Huber, Geotimes

This Geotimes article provides information regarding the inference of paleoclimate (global climate change) from proxy data such as ice core (oxygen isotope) records and biota found in deep sea sediments. The article discusses the history of proxy usage, the basis of current proxies, and gaps in our understanding of carbon/material cycling and climate records.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments:Deep Marine Environment, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Stable Isotopes, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Biology:Microbiology, Biogeochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry, Environmental Science, Sedimentary Geology, Atmospheric Science, Biogeoscience, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate ChangeKeywords: foraminifera, foram, methane, carbon, CO2, global warming