Prehistoric rocks offer clues about climate change


Wan Yang (left) with  Xiaorong Luo of the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, at a site where they study sedimentary rocks in the Tarim Basin. Photo submitted

For most of the past decade, Wan Yang has spent his summers camping and hiking in the Bogda Mountains in northwest China, collecting rock samples that predate dinosaurs by millions of years. His goal? To better understand the Earth’s climate history and gain clues about future climate change. [Read more…]