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Foreshadowing the glacial era

Under what circumstances do glaciations persist or occur only transiently? Indications that short-lived ‘icehouse’ conditions occurred during the otherwise warm Eocene provide further cause for debate on the question.

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Figure 1: Glacial stability and instability.


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Kump, L. Foreshadowing the glacial era. Nature 436, 333–334 (2005).

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