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


The Easter Bunny was here early!

The Easter Bunny was here early!

The Easter Bunny was here Early!!!Have a look what the Easter Bunny brought a little early!Delivery of an Agilent 8900 triple quad ICP-MS. This will give us over an order of magnitude more sensitivity for concentration measurements. Funded by the DFG and JGU Mainz. 

Talk at the Physikalische Gesellschaft

Talk at the Physikalische Gesellschaft

Mittwoch, 2. März 2022, 19:30 Uhr LIVESTREAM: Warum ist die Erde bewohnbar – und wird dies auch so bleiben? Prof. Dr. Philip Pogge von Strandmann, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz Die Erde ist seit etwa 85 % ihrer Existenz von Leben...

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