Kick-starting ancient warming


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Rapid global warming marked the boundary between the Palaeocene and Eocene periods 55.6 million years ago, but how the temperature rise was initiated remains elusive. A catastrophic release of greenhouse gases from the Kilda basin could have served as a trigger.



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DOI 10.1038/ngeo454

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Nisbet, E. G. , Jones, S. M. , Maclennan, J. , Eagles, G. , Moed, J. , Warwick, N. , Bekki, S. , Braesicke, P. , Pyle, J. A. and Fowler, C. M. R. (2009): Kick-starting ancient warming , Nature Geoscience, 2 (3), pp. 156-159 . doi: 10.1038/ngeo454


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