Continent break-up fuelled early climate change

The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere determines whether the Earth is in greenhouse or ice age state. Before humans began to have an impact on the amount of CO2 in the air, it depended solely on the interplay of geological and biological processes, the global carbon cycle. A recent study, headed by the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam, Germany, shows that the break-up of continents—also known as rifting—contributed significantly to higher CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere.

Continent break-up fuelled early climate change

The destruction of Pangaea triggered warming carbon dioxide levels, modelling finds. Andrew Masterson reports.

Mon 13 Nov 17 from Cosmos Magazine

When continents break it gets warm on Earth 

The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere determines whether the Earth is in greenhouse or ice age state. Before humans began to have an impact on the amount of CO2 in the ...

Mon 13 Nov 17 from Phys.org

When continents break it gets warm on Earth, Mon 13 Nov 17 from ScienceDaily

When Continents Break, Earth Gets Warm

Newshe concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere determines whether the Earth is in greenhouse or ice age state. Before humans made an impact on the amount of CO2 in the air, it depended ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Laboratory Equipment

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