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The Story

Defining Abrupt Climate Change
What are positive feedbacks?
   Modeling Abrupt Change in the thermohaline circulation
      Animation of surface air temperature
      Maps of surface air temperature
How do scientists study abrupt climate changes of the past?

The Data

Glacial-Interglacial cycles
Heinrich and Dansgaard-Oeschger events
The Younger Dryas
Post-Glacial Cooling 8,200 years ago
End of the African Humid Period
Drought and the Akkadian Empire
Drought and the Classic Maya Collapse

A Final Word




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