The History of Climate Cycles (and the Woolly Rhino) Explained

Published on June 16, 2019
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Throughout the Pleistocene Epoch, the range of the woolly rhino grew and shrank in sync with global climate. So what caused the climate — and the range of the woolly rhino — to cycle back and forth between such extremes?

Thanks to Julio Lacerda and Studio 252mya for the excellent Woolly Rhino illustration. You can find more of Julio’s work here: https://252mya.com/gallery/julio-lacerda

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