An Exceptionally Long Interglacial Ahead?

  title={An Exceptionally Long Interglacial Ahead?},
  author={Andr{\'e} Berger and Marie-France Loutre},
  pages={1287 - 1288}
  • André Berger, Marie-France Loutre
  • Published 2002
  • Geology
  • Science
  • Today9s comparatively warm climate has been the exception more than the rule during the last 500,000 years or more. If recent warm periods (or interglacials) are a guide, then we may soon slip into another glacial period. But Berger and Loutre argue in their Perspective that with or without human perturbations, the current warm climate may last another 50,000 years. The reason is a minimum in the eccentricity of Earth9s orbit around the Sun.