How did a Cold War era debacle help us better understand the dangers of climate change? In episode 99 of Parsing Science, we talk with Drew Christ from the University of Vermont about his research into how fossils plucked from forgotten experiment in the Arctic led to his discovery the last time Greenland’s glaciers completely melted, it happened under climate conditions very similar to the present day. His open access article “A multimillion-year-old record of Greenland vegetation and glacial history preserved in sediment beneath 1.4 km of ice at Camp Century,“ was published with multiple co-authors on March 30, 2021 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Websites and other resources
- Drew’s website, photography & Twitter
- Drew’s webinar on this study:
- xkcd’s Earth Temperature Timeline
- Propaganda documentary on Camp Century:
News and Media
Wired | SciTechDaily | World Economic Forum | Weather Channel | Popular Science | CNET | Washington Post | Science Alert
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Ryan Watkins & Doug Leigh
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What’s The Angle? by Shane Ivers