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Ancient Drought and Rapid Cooling Drastically Altered Climate
June 18, 2009
Two abrupt and drastic climate events, 700 years apart and more than 45 centuries ago, are teasing scientists who are now trying to use ancient records to predict future world climate. The events--one, a massive, long-lived drought believed to have dried large portions of Africa and Asia, and the other, a rapid cooling that accelerated the growth of tropical glaciers--left signals in ice cores and other geologic records from around the world.
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