Consensus? Scientists Ask Oldest Rocks For Answers

23 03 2007

Things that make you go, “Hmm.”

Carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that has become a bane of modern society, may have saved Earth from freezing over early in the planet’s history, according to the first detailed laboratory analysis of the world’s oldest sedimentary rocks.

Later in the article:

The ancient rocks from Quebec contain iron carbonates believed to have precipitated from ancient oceans, according to the study. Since the iron carbonates could only have formed in an atmosphere containing far higher CO2 levels than those found in Earth’s atmosphere today, the researchers concluded the early Earth environment was extremely rich in CO2.

Sgt. Albert’s Warming Farts Club Band is literally trying to steal your blanket.

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