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Earth's Bumpy Shift from Icehouse to Greenhouse World


January 4, 2007

earth graphic Earth's transition from an ice age to an ice-free planet 300 million years ago was marked by dips and rises in carbon dioxide and extreme swings in climate. Full Story

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