Tertiary Hyperthermal Events: Precursors of the Current Situation?
30 Pages Posted: 20 May 2019
Date Written: May 17, 2019
The focus of this study is based on a detailed analysis of the hyperthermal events of the Paleocene / Eocene limit of 56 Ma and the lower Eocene (for the 54-52 Ma interval, Figure 1). This example will show that the Earth has experienced many times much higher temperatures than today, with warmer, sometimes more acidic oceans and an atmosphere much richer in CO2 (or CH4) than the current one. Are these past events precursors of the current situation?
Keywords: Global Warming, Climate Change, Paleocene, Eocene, Hyperthermal Events
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