2011-02-26 05:46:51Ancient Catastrophic Drought Leads to Question: How Severe Can Climate Change Become?
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From: National Science Foundation Update
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 13:45:35 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Ancient Catastrophic Drought Leads to Question: How Severe Can Climate Change Become?

 

Ancient Catastrophic Drought Leads to Question: How Severe Can Climate Change Become?
Thu, 24 Feb 2011 13:00:00 -0600

 

Photo of a boat on the shoreline of Lake Tanganyika.

How severe can climate change become in a warming world?&

Worse than anything we've seen in written history, according to results of a study appearing this week in the journal Science.

An international team of scientists led by Curt Stager of Paul Smith's College, New York, has compiled four dozen paleoclimate records from sediment cores in Lake Tanganyika and other locations in Africa.

The records show that one of the most widespread and intense droughts ...

More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=118718&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click