Such is the power of Global Warming, that it can send CO2 millions of years into the past! (Look, you know someone among the cult will think of it.)
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
It makes you wonder what created all that CO2 millions of years ago.
LSU researchers find new information about ‘Snowball Earth’ period
It is rather difficult to imagine, but approximately 635 million years ago, ice may have covered a vast portion of our planet in an event called “Snowball Earth.” According to the Snowball Earth hypothesis, the massive ice age that occurred before animal life appeared, when Earth’s landmasses were most likely clustered near the equator, precipitated relatively rapid changes in atmospheric conditions and a subsequent greenhouse heat wave. This particular period of extensive glaciation and subsequent climate changes might have supplied the cataclysmic event that gave rise to modern levels of atmospheric oxygen, paving the way for the rise of animals and the diversification of life during the later Cambrian explosion.
But if ice covered the earth all the way to the tropics during what…
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