Global change: plankton cooled a greenhouse.

Author(s) : SCHMITZ B.

Type of article: Article


This document describes the ice layers at the North and South Poles during various eras over the past 60 million years. The greenhouse effect at that time was far greater than that of today and seems to have been moderated by the development of Foraminifera using CO2 in order to synthesize their shells.


  • Original title: Global change: plankton cooled a greenhouse.
  • Record ID : 2001-2528
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: Environment, General information
  • Source: Nature - vol. 407 - n. 6801
  • Publication date: 2000/09/14
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.


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