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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

Tree rings reveal how volcanic eruptions have shaped the climate and history over the past two millennia

An international team of scientists led by Professor Ulf Büntgen from the Global Change Research Institute CAS and the University of Cambridge presented a new approach to climate reconstruction in the journal called Dendrochronologia. The reconstructed climate thus provides a new perspective on historical periods in which climatic extremes and associated environmental reactions have probably had an extremely great impact on social events. Among other things, scientists have shown that in the last two millennia, volcanoes have played a greater role in natural temperature variability than originally thought.

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