|Maximum and minimum temperatures were higher than modern times during late MIS 5a around 82,000 years ago.|
Saturday, February 15, 2014
New paper finds Colorado was warmer than the present during the last interglacial
A paper published today in Quaternary Research reconstructs temperatures in Snowmass Village, Colorado during the last [Eemian] interglacial and finds minimum & maximum temperatures were higher around 82,000 years ago than during modern times. The paper adds to many other peer reviewed publications finding the last interglacial was warmer than the present, e.g. Greenland was 8C warmer, and sea levels up to 31 feet higher than the present, and there is no evidence to suggest the current interglacial is any different.
Posted by MS at 3:48 PM