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Palaeoclimatology

The woods fill up with snow

Palaeoclimatological evidence covering the past millennium suggests that the global water cycle has changed in the past century. Agreement with climate models points to human activity as the main cause.

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Figure 1: Distribution of water in the climate system.
Figure 2: Twentieth-century trends in palaeo-estimates of precipitation from around the world.

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Evans, M. The woods fill up with snow. Nature 440, 1120–1121 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/4401120a

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