Monday, February 6, 2012

Early Plants May Have Caused Massive Glaciation

Posted by Unknown Lamer  

from the plot-to-destroy-animals-failed dept.
sciencehabit writes with this excerpt from Science:"The first plants to colonize land didn't merely supply a dash of green to a drab landscape. They dramatically accelerated the natural breakdown of exposed rocks, according to a new study, drawing so much planet-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere that they sent Earth's climate spiraling into a major ice age."

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