The author responds--No doubt the World's paleoclimatologists
will be happy to hear that the mystery as to when the Little Ice Age began has been solved.
There is consensus among paleoclimatologists
that the later part of the LIA (post-A.D.
including myself have unearthed clues in lakefloor sediments to piece together the rise and fall of the lake levels and monsoon cycles.
This mismatch between the predictions of Mars's ancient climate that arise from models developed by paleoclimatologists
and indications of the planet's watery past, as interpreted by geologists, bears similarities to a century-old scientific conundrum--in this case, about Earth's ancient past.
Though no one knows for sure what will happen if we cross the 2 C temperature increase, paleoclimatologists
believe some of those changes can be predicted by looking at ancient climate records.
2001, Wahl and Amman 2007), though, Peters turned to a discredited opinion that did not stand up to the burden of scrutiny by paleoclimatologists
. In other words, to extend Peters's own analogy from the end of chapter 9, rather than consulting a cardiologist about a heart problem, she chose to feature an oncologist.
It ranges across both field and lab, following geologists into the deserts of Arizona, paleoclimatologists
onto the glaciers of Greenland, and an extraterrestrial-impact expert into a NASA research facility where he simulates comet strikes with glass pellets.
Indeed, these scholars must proceed apace not only with archeologists, but, regarding the earliest human history, they must also work with paleoclimatologists
, palynologists, paleontologists and practitioners of other related sciences.
Peer-reviewed publications by paleoclimatologists
and climate scientists suggest, however, that there are disturbingly high likelihoods of temperature increases and sea level rises that could cause the kinds of systemic failures that almost brought down the financial system in 2008.
concerned with reconstructing paleoenvironmental climatic changes in eastern Brazil during the Holocene have recently suggested that "humans might be regarded as good paleoenvironmental markers for the Holocene.
also suggest that sediments on the lake floors could contain records of ice sheets and climate history that would revolutionise research into global warming.