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Ice core reveals gentle start to last ice age

Traces of ancient life found beneath Greenland's ice sheet.

The 3085 metre-long cylinder of ice records how our Earth has warmed and cooled over the last 123,000 years. Credit: © Department of Geophysics, University of Copenhagen
This fragment of plant matter is thought to have lain underneath the Greenland ice sheet for millions of years. Credit: © Department of Geophysics, University of Copenhagen

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British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, UK

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Peplow, M. Ice core reveals gentle start to last ice age. Nature (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/news040906-10

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