800,000 years of abrupt climate variability: Earth’s climate is capable of very rapid transitions

800,000 years of abrupt climate variability: Earth's climate is capable of very rapid transitions An international team of scientists has produced a prediction of what climate records from Greenland might look like over the last 800,000 years. The team's reconstruction is based on the much longer ice core temperature record retrieved from Antarctica and uses a mathematical formulation to extend the Greenland record beyond its current limit. This is a syndicated post, which originally appeared at ScienceDaily: Natural Disaster News. View original post. September 8, 2011