Appreciating the immense timescales of climate change and ocean acidification

While the present policy debate on climate change focuses on 2020, 2050 and 2100 targets, our present use of fossil fuels will continue to affect the atmosphere and the oceans for many, many thousands of years. David Archer and Victor Brovkin (2008: 292) point out, “the notion that global warming will last only a few … Continue reading Appreciating the immense timescales of climate change and ocean acidification