By John T. Hardy
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Reproduced by permission of the ICSU). and Mexico at that time (Street-Perrot and Perott 1990). Finally, as the low salinity water mixed and dispersed, the oceanic conveyor belt was restored and the interglacial warming rapidly reappeared. In fact, within 20 years, air temperatures increased by 5 to 10 ◦ C and increased precipitation led to a doubling of snow accumulation in Greenland (Taylor 1999). Another rapid climate event occurred about 8,200 years ago. Earlier, as glaciers advanced, they pushed ahead massive quantities of earth and rock, forming a large “terminal moraine” (a natural dam).
Thus, natural fluctuations in the global average Earth temperature of ±2 to PAST CLIMATE CHANGE: LESSONS FROM HISTORY 37 3 ◦ C occur on a timescale of tens of thousands of years. 8 ◦ C occur over thousands of years. These long-term natural fluctuations have been accompanied by major changes in ecosystems and in recorded history have influenced human civilizations in a number of ways. Now, human emissions of greenhouse gases threaten to raise the Earth’s global average temperature by 2 to 6 ◦ C or even more during this century (Chapter 4).