Long-range weather forecasts these days leave me running hot and cold.
Frozen Greenland is warming up and dumping its ice into the Atlantic Ocean, which is rising. Are we doomed, lungs full of carbon dioxide, panting our last as we tread water? On the other hand, are advancing monstrous glaciers about to chase us all into Florida and Cuba?
Let’s take a little longer view, using the findings of paleoclimatology, an obscure field of study which tracks the marks weather has made during earth’s history. Paleoclimatology draws on the talents of: archaeology, Continue reading