What Fossils Reveal about Today's Climate Change


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Dr. Scott Wing spent a decade combing the hills in the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming to find fossil evidence of an extinction event that occurred in the Southern Ocean of Antarctica, 56 million years ago. Here, we talk with him and Dr. Kirk Johnson about how studying the fossil record helps us better understand current impacts of human-caused climate change on our planet, and what it means for our future world.
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This video is brought to you through a collaboration with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., and the Field Museum, in Chicago, IL.
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Producer, Writer, Creator, Host:
Emily Graslie
Producer, Camera, Director, Editor:
Sheheryar Ahsan
Producer, Editor, Graphics:
Brandon Brungard
Katie Cleary
Interview with:
Dr. Kirk Johnson, Sant Director, NMNH
Dr. Scott Wing, Curator of Plants, NMNH
Special thanks:
Jim Wood, Ryan Lavery, Anna Torres
This episode is filmed on location at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., and the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois.

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