Paleoclimatology is the study of the climate history of Earth. This science helps people better understand the climate of Earth in the past and how it relates to the present and future climate on the planet.
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Chemistry, Climatology, Conservation, Earth Science
Borneo ironwoods are quite hardy, sometimes living more than 1,000 years. This provides valuable data about the past to paleoclimatologists. They study a tree's rings to learn about the environment's temperature or precipitation while it was alive.
Photograph by Mary Helen Gagen
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October 21, 2022
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