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19 December 2009

Ice Cores and Copenhagen- The Connection

This is part two of the post on the Western Antarctic Ice Shelf (WAIS) drill project. How is Copenhagen’s climate conference and ice cores from Antarctica related? The basics are actually pretty simple. So is the most important question. If we double the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, how much will the planet warm?? It’s been known for well over 100 years that CO2 absorbs long wave radiation. The science …


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