A consortium of European research organizations published the results obtained during the drilling of the deepest wells in the Antarctic glacier.
Ice core height of more than 3 km record contains changes to the Earth's climate over the past 740 million years and covers eight ice ages.
The analysis showed that in the last 300,000 years interglacial periods have become shorter than before, but at the same time warmer. This has contributed to the development of humans and other warm-blooded species.
Comparing the current climate data record ice, scientists have given forecast that the current interglacial period, which began 12 million years ago, the last about 15 thousand years, reports Ananova