Past Climate Change

and its implications for today

Quantifying the link between weathering and past CO2 levels

“Past Climate Change helps us to understand how the earth has stayed habitable throughout the climate challenges of the past and how it may face the climate challenges of the future.”

Philip Pogge von Strandmann


The research team based at UCL and Birkbeck combines a wide range of interests and expertise.


What are we doing? What are other people doing? Some lighthearted posts and some news. The blog is a collection of what we do.


An overview of the different project (ERC, Royal Society, Nerc) linked to this research


A comprehensive bibliography of all the papers and research output produced throughout the different projects.


A collection of articles and short blurbs regarding the basic science and the way it has been used throughout the project and the website.

Featured Paper

Global climate stabilisation by chemical weathering during the Hirnantian glaciation


NATURE Communications – Carbfix

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Earth’s Thermostat

Earth's Thermostat Dr. Jan  Drozd Published in Popular Astronomy Jan Drozd looks at the influences on the Earth’s climate and considers why other planets’ climates in our Solar System are so different. Global warming, also known as climate...

Wally Broecker

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Why is the Earth Habitable?

A talk given by Dr Pogge von Strandmann at University College London. 


Evening Talk: Why has the Earth stayed habitable?

Event information:
28th February 2019 at 18:30
Imperial College – School of Mines
Event co-hosted with EAGE Students Chapter at Imperial College