Past climate change pushed birds from the northern hemisphere to the tropics

Researchers have shown how millions of years of climate change affected the range and habitat of modern birds, suggesting that many groups of tropical birds may be relatively recent arrivals in their equatorial homes.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 10, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: evolution animal climate-change spotlight-on-sustainability-and-the-environment spotlight-on-biodiversity-conservation birds palaeoclimatology

Changes in ocean 'conveyor belt' predicted abrupt climate changes

A new study is the first to measure the time lags between changing ocean currents and major climate shifts.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 20, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change environment palaeoclimatology

Sea ice acts as ‘pacemaker’ for abrupt climate change

Substantial variations in past sea ice cover in the Norwegian Sea were instrumental for several abrupt climate changes in large parts of the world, researchers have found. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 6, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change polar-science palaeoclimatology greenland

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