Natural variability of Greenland climate, vegetation, and ice volume during the past million years.

@article{Vernal2008NaturalVO,
  title={Natural variability of Greenland climate, vegetation, and ice volume during the past million years.},
  author={Anne de Vernal and Claude Hillaire-Marcel},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={320 5883},
  pages={1622-5}
}
The response of the Greenland ice sheet to global warming is a source of concern notably because of its potential contribution to changes in the sea level. We demonstrated the natural vulnerability of the ice sheet by using pollen records from marine sediment off southwest Greenland that indicate important changes of the vegetation in Greenland over the past million years. The vegetation that developed over southern Greenland during the last interglacial period is consistent with model… CONTINUE READING