Published: Wednesday, 13 April 2016 12:21
Do you find it hard to have meaningful connections with scientists from other disciplines?
A recent article in the special issue of Quaternary Science Reviews by Adam Izdebski, titled, "Realising consilience: How better communication between archaeologists, historians and natural scientists can transform the study of past climate change in the Mediterranean" digs deeper into this dilemma.
Access the Quaternary Science Reviews special issue, titled "Mediterranean Holocene Climate, Environment and Human Societies", which emerged from a PAGES-supported meeting in Greece in 2014, here.
And read the personal accounts of natural scientist and special issue editor Karin Holmgren, archeologist Erika Weiberg and historian Izdebski in this excellent blog article from Future Earth.
Published: Wednesday, 06 April 2016 19:08
Scientists have pieced together a 1200-year-long record of water availability, rainfall and drought across Europe, North Asia and North America.
The research, published today in the journal Nature, is the first time scientists have been able to accurately see how rainfall patterns have changed during the twentieth century compared with the last twelve centuries.
This contribution to the PAGES 2k Network, led by Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist, shows that climate models overestimate the increase in wet and dry extremes as temperatures increased during the twentieth century, and may have limited ability to realistically predict future hydroclimate changes under global warming.
Access the Nature paper here.
To read more about this PAGES 2k Network contribution, including the PAGES' press release, click here.