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Geological Climates

Nature volume 23, page 124 | Download Citation


  • A Correction to this article was published on 30 December 1880
  • A Correction to this article was published on 19 May 1892


IT was with great surprise I read Prof. Haughton's unqualified statement in last week's NATURE, that—“It is impossible to suggest any rearrangement of land and water which shall sensibly raise the temperature of the West of Europe,” —since I had, as I thought, in my recently-published volume—“Island Life”—not only “suggested” such a rearrangement, but also adduced much evidence to show that it had actually occurred throughout the periods when both the West of Europe and the Arctic regions enjoyed a much higher temperature than they do now. I will now briefly re-state my “suggestion,” and will also make a few remarks on the general causes of difference of temperature, which may serve to render the subject more intelligible.

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