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Global warming 'unprecedented' since last ice age: Study

Thursday,11 November 2021 11:25 PM IST

New York, Nov 11

The current global temperatures on Earth are unprecedented in the last 24,000 years, since the last ice age, according to a new study.

In the study, a team from University of Arizona created maps of global temperature changes for every 200-year interval going back 24,000 years.

The results showed that the main drivers of climate change since the last ice age are rising greenhouse gas concentrations and the retreat of the ice sheets.

It suggested that a general warming trend over the last 10,000 years, settled a decade-long debate about whether this period trended warmer or cooler in the paleoclimatology community.

Further, the study published in the journal Nature also showed that the magnitude and rate warming over the last 150 years far surpassed the magnitude and rate of changes over the last 24,000 years.

"This reconstruction suggests that current temperatures are unprecedented in 24,000 years, and also 

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