Australia: Every drip has a climate story to tell

Sydney Morning Herald: WALKING into a cave of stalagmites and stalactites is like entering a Tiffany's showroom. But unlike an expensive ring, the sparkle of these formations is a precious record of climate history. Australian scientists are using structures from the Wombeyan Caves, south-west of Sydney, to build a picture of rainfall patterns in NSW over the past 1000 years. Until now, rainfall records extended back only to the 1800s, the lead researcher, Janece McDonald, of the University of ......

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