​Comer Fellows make up a research team examining the Southern Hemisphere's role in answering longstanding questions about how ice ages wax and wane​.

The research “provides an explanation [for] orbital-scale global shifts between glacial and interglacial climatic modes,” the research team writes. “Such behavior of the ocean-atmosphere system may be operative in today’s warming world, introducing a distinctly non-linear mechanism for accelerating global warming due to atmospheric CO2 rise.”

The work was funded by the Comer Family Foundation, the Quesada Family Foundation, the U.S. National Science Foundation, and the New Zealand government

  • Published OnMar 15, 2021
  • PublicationState of the Planet
  • AuthorEarth Institute, Columbia University
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