Ice cores hold global memories

The team’s Col du Dôme base – you can follow their progress on the Facebook/Protecting Ice Memory page Inset: the first ice core

While France headed for the beach last month scientists from Grenoble University were 4,260m up Mont Blanc in a race against time to remove a giant ice core which contains a unique centuries- long environmental record.

The 130metre core (called a carotte in French) from the Col du Dôme glacier is like a diary of the world’s atmosphere since the birth of the ...

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