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First Plants Caused Ice Ages

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avatar First Plants Caused Ice Ages
February 03, 2012 02:51PM
The team set out to identify the effects that the first land plants had on the climate during the Ordovician Period, which ended 444 million years ago. During this period the climate gradually cooled, leading to a series of 'ice ages'. This global cooling was caused by a dramatic reduction in atmospheric carbon, which this research now suggests was triggered by the arrival of plants.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120201094923.htm
avatar Re: First Plants Caused Ice Ages
February 05, 2012 12:51AM
Too bad that planting a few more ferns around the yard can't slow down global warming. Oh well...
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