A Documentary Film

Coming at a time when the topics of climate change and energy policy are seldom far from the headlines, Taking Earth’s Temperature: Delving into Climate’s Past shows the value and relevance of research into past climates. Researchers use their increasingly precise understanding of the past as a test for computer models aimed at explaining how the Earth’s climate system and its energy balance work. If those models can accurately explain past changes, then they may also provide today’s best possible look at what will happen in the future.

Taking Earth’s Temperature: Delving into Climate’s Past – Trailer

Meet the Scientists

Join the adventurous scientists of Taking Earth’s Temperature as they journey to Alaska and beyond to find out whether the Earth has a fever—and what it means to all of us.


Caspar Ammann


Darrell Kauffman


Deborah Huntzinger


Thomas Stocker

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