Tag: Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum

Dating an Ancient Global Warming

New research into the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum, PETM, by scientists based at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, have made what they believe to be the most accurate estimation of its time-frame yet, which has allowed them to narrow down its cause.

Carbon Release 10 Times as Fast Today than Historically

The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), which took place some 55.9 million years ago, is the best analogue that we currently have for understanding what might happen if greenhouse gas emissions are not curtailed soon, and according to a new study, the rate of release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere today is 10 times as fast when compared to the PETM.

Prehistoric Warming Mysteries

A new research paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience has drawn attention to the possibility that the Earth may be able to recover quicker than anticipated from rising carbon dioxide emissions.

Ancient Hyperthermals Guide to Climate Changes Ahead

Another study which looks at what conditions in our future might be like by comparing them to conditions in our planets history has shown that if global warming continues apace, we could set in a motion a change of events that could take tens of thousands of years to dissipate.