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High-carbon ice age mystery solved

BergZ (1680594) writes | more than 4 years ago

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BergZ (1680594) writes "The Ordovician ice age happened 444 million years ago, and records have suggested that CO2 levels were relatively high then. But when Seth Young of Indiana University in Bloomington did a detailed analysis of carbon-13 levels in rocks formed at the time, the picture that emerged was very different. Young found CO2 concentrations were in fact relatively low when the ice age began."
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An incredible lack of understanding of science (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31489502)

This doesn't "solve" anything until results are replicated. Even then, it's another piece in a puzzle. The fact that CO2 levels were known to be at least 20 times as high in the past still suggests that fears of a carbon "tipping point" are unfounded, and there are still lots of unanswered questions. In short, "meh".

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