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Rising CO2 Levels at End of Ice Age Not Tied to Pacific Ocean
October 3, 2011
At the end of the last ice age, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels rose rapidly as the planet warmed; scientists have long hypothesized that the source was CO2 released from the deep ocean. But a new study using detailed radiocarbon dating reveals that the Northeast Pacific was not an important reservoir of carbon during glacial times.
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