Appy Sluijs: Digging in the past

Appy Sluijs: Digging in the past

Improving climate models by searching the ocean floor

Old mud can tell us that 55 million years ago palm trees grew along the Arctic Ocean. What does this mean for the future of our climate? Appy Sluijs dives into the past to be able to better predict our future. In studying an era 50 to 60 million years ago when there were very high CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere, he investigates what the current increase in CO2 brought about by burning fossil fuels means for our climate’s future.