The Past Shows How Abrupt Climate Shifts Affect Earth

New research shows how past abrupt climatic changes in the North Atlantic propagated globally. The study shows how interaction between heat transport in the ocean and the atmosphere caused the climatic changes to be expressed in different ways across the Southern Hemisphere. The results shows how forcing the climate system into a different state can trigger climate variations that spread globally and have very different impacts in different regions of Earth. This is important now, where rising atmospheric CO2 levels lead to global warming and may trigger abrupt climatic changes.

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