Can tropical tectonic activity trigger ice ages?

Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is a major driver of shifts in the Earth's climate, as we know all too well in our currently warming world. But it also works the other way in the past too little CO2 has been associated with triggering ice ages. Now a team of scientists has found a surprising new mechanism that could lead to ice ages: Tropical tectonic activity... Continue Reading Can tropical tectonic activity trigger ice ages? Category: Environment Tags: Carbon Dioxide Climate Climate Change Earth Geology glacier MIT UC Berkeley UC Santa Barbara University of California Berkeley University of California Santa Barbara

Major Ice Ages May Be Caused By Tectonic Collisions

At geological time scales, what really controls the climate isn't the atmosphere, it's the ground. Most of Earth's carbon dioxide is held underground, in reservoirs of natural gas and oil, but ...

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Discover Magazine

Past tectonic activity soaked up carbon and cooled the planet

Over the past 540 million years, tectonic collisions in the tropics created geological CO2 sinks that could inspire climate-change mitigation strategies

Wed 20 Mar 19 from CandEN

500 million years of climate history pinned on plate tectonics

My plate tectonic collisions bring all the glaciers to the yard.

Sun 17 Mar 19 from Ars Technica

Tropical tectonic collisions may have unleashed ancient Ice Ages

Massive tectonic collisions in the tropics may have caused Earth's last three great ice ages.

Fri 15 Mar 19 from FOXNews

Tropical Tectonic Collisions May Have Unleashed Ancient Ice Ages, Thu 14 Mar 19 from Livescience

Tropical Tectonics May Have Triggered Past Ice Ages

What caused the ice ages in Earth's past? Possibly plate tectonic action in the tropics, over millions of years. The post Tropical Tectonics May Have Triggered Past Ice Ages appeared first ...

Fri 15 Mar 19 from Extremetech

Tectonic Tropic Shifts Cause Ice Ages, Study Posits

ArticleA new study posits that the tectonic dynamics at the tropics are the trigger for the planetary cooling.Staff Author: Seth AugensteinTopics: Geoscience

Mon 18 Mar 19 from Laboratory Equipment

New insights emerge on what drives long-term climatic trends

Sources and sinks From the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – SANTA BARBARA For the entire history of our species, humans have lived on a planet capped by a chunk of ice at each pole. But Earth ...

Sun 17 Mar 19 from Watts Up With That?

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