Gallery: International Team Will Drill for a 2000-year Old Core in Anta...

 

On the same day that a leaked draft of the next major Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report showed more evidence of human-led climate change, the Environment Minister of Australia, Tony Burke, announced that his country will be leading a major new effort to drill an unprecedented 2,000-year-old ice-core in Antarctica. The Aurora Basin North project, an international collaboration that includes scientists from Australia, Denmark, the U.S. and France, will drill a 1300-foot core deep within east Antarctica to find out more about how the earth’s climate has changed over the last 2,000 years.

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