Global warming: Worrying lessons from the past…

Global warming: Worrying lessons from the past – ScienceDaily:

environmentalillnessnetwork:

“ … Our study proves that the risks associated with global warming may be
far greater than we generally think,“ concludes Sébastien Castelltort.

Based on the analysis of sediments from the southern slope of the Pyrenees, researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) measured the impact of this warming on river floods and the surrounding landscapes: the amplitude of floods increased by a factor of eight – and sometimes even by a factor of 14 – and vegetated landscapes may have been replaced by arid pebbly plains. Their disturbing conclusions, to be discovered in Scientific Reports, show that the consequences of such global warming may have been much greater than predicted by current climate models.