The Last Interglacial

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Science  11 Feb 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5455, pp. 987-988
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5455.987

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Climate during the last 10,000 years, the Holocene, has been relatively mild and stable. In contrast, the climate during the last interglacial is often portrayed as more variable. But, as Kukla discusses in this Perspective, evidence for a more stable last interglacial is emerging. Furthermore, the transition to the next glacial proceeded in stages and was not uniform across Europe.