[pey-lee-oh-klahy-mit or, esp. British, pal-ee-]
the climate of some former period of geologic time.

1920–25; paleo- + climate Unabridged
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There are paleoclimate reconstructions that go back millions and tens of millions of years.
In the paleoclimate community, there is a convention that time is shown backwards.
There remains intensive investigation into paleoclimate, largely due to the immaturity of inquiry into this area.
Early humans were acting with intent, driven by harsh conditions after a long period of paleoclimate chaos.
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