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VUBToday: Belgium is getting warmer and drier

Research by the VUB research group Analytical, Environmental and Geochemistry (AMGC) in collaboration with UGent and the Royal Institute of Natural Sciences (KBIN) has shown that at least from the seventeenth century onwards, summers in what is now Belgium became systematically warmer and winters gradually drier. They were also able to determine when human influence on the environment began to play a visible role. They did this based on drill samples from a stalagmite in the caves of Han-sur-Lesse. The study was published in the scientific journal Climate of the Past.  read more on VUB Today