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An ancient era of global warming could hint at our scorching future

Fifty-five million years ago, Earth’s thermostat shot up—and life dramatically changed. Here’s what history can teach us about our modern temperature surge.
As climate warms, a rearrangement of world's plant life looms
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As climate warms, a rearrangement of world's plant life looms

Previous periods of rapid warming millions of years ago drastically altered plants and forests on Earth. Now, scientists see the beginnings of a more sudden, disruptive rearrangement of the world's flora.

A world of searing heat and melted ice caps: Climate model of early Eocene is 'scary finding' for earth's future
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A world of searing heat and melted ice caps: Climate model of early Eocene is 'scary finding' for earth's future

Researchers have managed to simulate the climate during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum - when Earth was 14 degrees Celsius warmer than it is now.

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We're scientists. We know the climate's changing. And we know why.
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We're scientists. We know the climate's changing. And we know why.

Decades of research have demonstrated that human activities, primarily the emission of carbon dioxide from the combustion of fossil fuels, are driving climate change.

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