Weather n Climate | VOL. 9, ISSUE 52, January-February 2009 |

Paleoclimate: The History of Climate Change

Paleoclimatology is the study of climate prior to the widespread availability of records of temperature, precipitation and other instrumental data. Scientists find it particularly interesting to study the last few thousand years as it is the best dated, best sampled part of the past climatic record and can help us establish the range of natural climatic variability in a period prior to global scale human influence. Environmental recorders are used to estimate past climatic conditions and thus extend our understanding...

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