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quinta-feira, 21 de abril de 2011

@CRKARLA: prehistoric #global #warming

CRKARLA #EarthSciences Team studies Earth's recovery from prehistoric global warming: http://tw.physorg.com/222614717

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Earth may be able to recover from rising carbon dioxide emissions faster than previously thought, according to evidence from a prehistoric event analyzed by a Purdue University-led team.

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When faced with high levels of and rising temperatures 56 million years ago, the Earth increased its ability to pull carbon from the air. This led to a recovery that was quicker than anticipated by many models of the - though still on the order of tens of thousands of years, said Gabriel Bowen, the associate professor of earth and atmospheric sciences who led the study.