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Response to Comment on “Abrupt warming events drove Late Pleistocene Holarctic megafaunal turnover”

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Science  26 Feb 2016:
Vol. 351, Issue 6276, pp. 927
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad8016

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Rasmussen and Svensson correctly point out that there is currently no satisfactory method to fully align the Greenland and Cariaco Basin records of climate change. However, our approach using interstadial onsets as tie-points allows direct comparison between radiocarbon dates and Greenland climate records. Crucially, both the standard Greenland and the merged Greenland-Cariaco time scales show that interstadial warming was associated with megafaunal genetic transitions.

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