Category Archives: Paleoclimatology

5 Million years of cooling

Why did the earth cool ~6C during the Pleistocene resulting in the current deep ~100 Ky glacial cycles? The most probable cause  is plate tectonics – the opening of the Atlantic and continuing rise of the Himalayas after India collided … Continue reading

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The Birth of Continents.

This animation of a new Paleo Digital elevation model, appears  rather like a foetus developing. Plate tectonics actually enables life on earth Here is a 3D view of the violent ‘birth’  of India and the Himalayas. and finally the  formation … Continue reading

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The straw that broke the camel’s back

One of the great mysteries of climate science is the origin of the 100,000 year glacial cycles on Earth which have occurred  over the last million years.  These are interspersed with regular “short” interglacial periods coincident  with a maximum in … Continue reading

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