Climate scientists now consider the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, a major global warming event that occurred about 55 million years ago, to be an analog for environmental changes taking place today. The PETM happened over a longer period and without human involvement, but it shows that there is inherent instability in the climate system if carbon from geologic reservoirs is released rapidly.
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The Antarctic Circumpolar Current is the planet’s most powerful and arguably most important. But much is …