Earth's ancient heat wave gives a taste of things to come

Hecht, Jeff
December 2002
New Scientist;12/7/2002, Vol. 176 Issue 2372, p21
Focuses on a study on the sequence of events of an ancient heat wave that occurred on Earth at the end of the Palaeocene conducted by research team led by Deborah Thomas of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Release of massive amounts of methane as a result of slowly rising temperatures on Earth; Affect of the methane released on the climate of the Earth.


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