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Climate scientists step up search for ‘holy grail’ of million-year-old ice

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Scientists are meeting in Hobart to work out a plan to find million-year-old ice in Antarctica. Photograph: Sam Crimmin
Ice core records going back 800,000 years reveal a lot about carbon dioxide and temperature, but climate researchers want to go back further

March 9, 2016 — Somewhere deep below the ice in Antarctica lies a time capsule. It’s the holy grail of climate science and promises to reveal the past and future of Earth’s atmosphere. And right now, scientists are meeting in Hobart to work out a plan to dig it up.

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