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'Motion Picture' of Past Warming Paves Way for Snapshots of Future Climate Change

July 16, 2009

supercomputer simulations of global warming By accurately modeling Earth's last major global warming--and answering pressing questions about its causes--scientists, led by a University of Wisconsin-Madison climatologist, are unraveling the intricacies of the kind of abrupt climate shifts that may occur in the future. Full Story

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