• 24/07/2024 12:24

What led the Earth to a giant snow phase 700 million years ago: scientists have unraveled the “culprits”

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This information was reported by T4, reports URA-Inform.

Imagine an Earth that is almost completely frozen. This is what researchers led by Dr Adriana Dutkiewicz suggest happened during the 57-million-year Sturt Glaciation.

Inspired by glacial debris in Australia's Flinders Ranges, the team used sophisticated modeling to dive back in time. Their findings indicate that the undersea volcanoes responsible for CO2 emissions were less active during this period, and rock weathering led to additional CO2 uptake.

As a result, CO2 fell below a critical threshold, causing widespread glaciation. This research not only solves an ancient mystery, but also offers valuable insights for understanding and protecting the future climate of our planet.

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