Warm climates of Earth’s past
By the end of this century, all but the most optimistic projections suggest that the atmospheric concentration of CO2 will reach a level not existent on Earth for millions of years.
The aim of VeWA is to reconstruct the relationship between climate, the biosphere, and Earth surface processes during past warm periods such as the Paleogene and late Cretaceous (~95-35 million years ago). In doing so, the goal is to understand the Earth as a system, and to inform model forecasts of potential future climate scenarios.
We use the view into the climate past as a window into our climate future.