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


Scientists’ Declaration of Support for Non-Violent Direct Action Against Government Inaction Over the Climate and Ecological Emergency THIS DECLARATION SETS OUT THE CURRENT SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS CONCERNING THE CLIMATE AND ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY AND HIGHLIGHTS THE...

Santa Cruz and Climate

Just arrived in sunny Santa Cruz for the workshop in terrestrial and coastal climates and the Palaeocene Eocene Thermal Maximum. We're looking forward to learning about the latest in climate behaviour during this period that is used as an analogy of current climate...

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters are used to filter the air going into clean labs and their laminar flow hoods. They are generally protected by pre-filters, which remove the worst of the airbourne particles, so that they don’t clog the HEPAs.  With our...

NATURE Communications – Carbfix

This figure shows the general idea behind CarbFix: I) capture of CO2 released from the power plant; ii) dissolution of the CO2 into water; iii) transport of the carbon-rich water to the injection site; iv) injection into basalt and carbon mineralisation. Source:...

Why is the Earth Habitable?

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


Sedgwick Club Conference: How does the Earth recover from extreme climate perturbations?

Event information:
13th March 2020 at 14:40
University of Cambridge – Tilley Lecture Theatre, Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Street
Part of the Sedgwick Club Talk Series