“We’re Pushing Our Planet Beyond” –Even By Past 3 Million Years of History

Antarctica Climate Change

 

“It seems we’re now pushing our home planet beyond any climatic conditions experienced during the entire current geological period, the Quaternary,” says Matteo Willeit of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. “A period that started almost 3 million years ago and saw human civilization beginning only 11,000 years ago. So, the modern climate change we see is big, really big; even by standards of Earth history.”

(more…)