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Surviving Climate Change: UCSD launches Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology

Surviving Climate Change: UCSD launches Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology

Although many people are in disbelief and so they are complacent, scientists have been warning us that the Earth is undergoing global climate change and we must prepare for it if we are to have a productive future. The theory is that global conditions have been warming up as part of a natural cycle since the last Ice Age (Glacial Maxim 20,000-25,000 years ago), but in the last few decades things have dramatically sped up due to human activities.

The intense burning of fossil fuels has caused a steep rise in the levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, creating a greenhouse-like effect and leading to hotter conditions that have begun to rapidly melt ice in glaciers and at...

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