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Why is the climate of the Arctic so important?
But the climate of this unique and remote region can be both an early indicator of the climate of the rest of the Earth and a driver for weather patterns across the globe. William Chapman explains why scientists often describe the Arctic as the 鈥渃anary in the coal mine鈥?when it comes to climate change.
Is the Arctic the 鈥淐anary in the coal mine鈥?
William Chapman explains why scientists often describe the Arctic as the 鈥渃anary in the coal mine鈥?when it comes to climate change. Albedo in Latin means 鈥渨hite,鈥?and is a measure of how much solar energy is reflected back into space from a surface. Why is this so important in regard to climate change in the Arctic?
Why did coal deposits wane during the Carboniferous period?
The scientists instead argue that the waxing and waning of coal deposits during the Carboniferous period was closely tied to a unique combination of tectonics and climate conditions that existed during the assembly of Pangea.
Is there an evolutionary lag in the creation of coal?
鈥淥ur analysis demonstrates that an evolutionary lag explanation for the creation of ancient coal is inconsistent with geochemistry, sedimentology, paleontology and biology,鈥?said Matthew Nelsen, a postdoctoral researcher in Boyce鈥檚 lab and first author on the new paper.