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Scientists Use Termite Mounds & Other Strange Objects To Unravel Climate Change History

By Patrick Morgan | March 1, 2011 8:53 am

Climatologists have long used tree rings and ancient ice to track global warming trends—and while they’re currently the methods of choice for most researchers, other scientists have found some clever (and boarderline bizarre) ways of studying our changing climate. Some clever scientists are finding hidden climate clues in places you wouldn’t expect, from old newspapers to impressionist paintings.


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Images: flickr / Zoe Hao ; DISCOVER / Courtesy of American Journal of Botany ; Wikimedia Commons / J.M.W. Turner ; Carnegie Institute

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