Most of the last 100,000 years or longer has been characterized by large, abrupt, regional-to-global climate changes. Agriculture and industry have developed during anomalously stable climatic conditions. New, high- resolution analyses of sediment cores using multiproxy and physically based transfer functions allow increasingly confident interpretation of these past changes as having been caused by 'band jumps' between modes of operation of the climate system. Recurrence of such band jumps is possible and might be affected by human activities.
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|Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
|Published - Aug 31 1999
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