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Carbon dioxide and climate in the Vostok ice core
- Idso, Sherwood B.
- Atmospheric environment 1988 v.22 no.10 pp. 2341
- carbon dioxide, climate, elevated atmospheric gases, greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases, greenhouses, ice, prediction, temperature, waxes
- Analyses of the CO2, temperature and dust characteristics of the Vostok ice core, combined with recent analyses of marine phytoplanktonic growth rates, suggest that variations in atmospheric CO2 concentration have not played a significant role in the waxing and waning of past ice ages, and that the Vostok data, therefore, do not provide support for the magnitude of CO2 greenhouse warming predicted by current theory.