Pulling Up Almost 100,000 Years of Ice


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The West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Ice Core drilling project, whose goal is to improve scientists understanding of climate change, has just finished pulling up about 75 percent of a carbon dioxide record of the past 100,000 years, Nature News reports. This record is supposed to be the most precise possible of the changes in carbon dioxide levels on the planet. Scientists want to learn more about the relationship between carbon dioxide and temperature so they can figure out cause and effect.

–Aileen Torres