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By studying fossilized mollusks, UCLA geoscientists and colleagues have been able to construct an ancient climate record that holds clues about the long-term effects of Earth's current levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, a key contributor to global climate change.
Scientists say that a new historical record of carbon dioxide levels is showing that current political targets on climate may be "playing with fire."
You would have to go back at least 15 million years to find carbon dioxide levels on Earth as high as they are today, a UCLA scientist and colleagues reported Oct. 8 in the online edition of the journal Science.
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