Another Scientific Study Debunks Climate Catastrophe Hoax

from UPI.com

Sediment from Europe’s oldest lake reveals 1 million years of climate history

Lake Ohrid, located on the border between Albania and North Macedonia, is the oldest lake in Europe. Photo by IvanStojmirov/Wikimedia Commons/CC

Lake Ohrid, located on the border between Albania and North Macedonia, is the oldest lake in Europe. Photo by IvanStojmirov/Wikimedia Commons/CC

Sept. 3 (UPI) — After five years of drilling in Lake Ohrid, Europe’s oldest lake, scientists have extracted sediment cores comprising more than a million years of climate history.

The climate timeline, unprecedented in length, revealed a unique connection between the Mediterranean climate and the African monsoon.

Researchers began studying Lake Ohrid, which is located between Albania and North Macedonia, more than 15 years ago. In 2013, scientists began drilling. The deepest drilling, which occurred several hundred feet beneath the lake’s surface, penetrated more than 1,800 feet underground.

As sediment cores were extracted over the last five years, scientists analyzed their layers for insights into the Mediterranean’s climate, like changes in annual precipitation levels. By comparing the geologic data with the predictions of climate models, scientists were able to calibrate their simulations of climate patterns in the Mediterranean and elsewhere, as well as make connections between different changes — shifts in temperature and rainfall, for example.

“This way, our research helps us to better understand the causes of rain phases and to more accurately assess the effects of climate change for future predictions,” Bernd Wagner, University of Bern geologist, said in a news release.

During their analysis of Lake Ohrid sediments, scientists found evidence of a correlation between periods of warming and increased winter precipitation in the northern Mediterranean. The research — published this week in the journal Nature — also showed warmer temperatures triggered the development of low pressure systems over the western Mediterranean, particularly during autumn. The pattern correlated neatly with the strength and timing of the African monsoon.

The climate timeline, unprecedented in length, revealed a unique connection between the Mediterranean climate and the African monsoon.Researchers began studying Lake Ohrid, which is located between Albania and North Macedonia, more than 15 years ago. In 2013, scientists began drilling. The deepest drilling, which occurred several hundred feet beneath the lake’s surface, penetrated more than 1,800 feet underground …. Continue reading

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