Scientists study Clear Lake for clues to climate change

May 3, 2012 8:15:41 PM PDT
UC Berkeley scientists hope drilling into Clear Lake will help them find answers on the impact of climate change.

Scientists are drilling into ancient sediments at the bottom of the lake, looking for clues that could help them predict how plants and animals will adapt to climate change and increasing population. Researchers will examine the cores for pollen, grains, charcoal and fresh water organisms dating back 130,000 years.

The information will be used to help guide policies crucial to saving threatened ecosystems.