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CO2 “inertia” makes significant climatic disruption inevitable

The first full climate simulation to make predictions out to the year 3000 indicates that even if zero CO2emissions were achieved immediately, the inertia of past carbon dioxide emissions would continue affecting the planet for the next 1000 years. Appearing in the journal Nature Geoscience, the new work is based on best-case, “zero-emissions” scenarios constructed […]

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“Hot” Comets The Source Of Life?

A new study in the International Journal of Astrobiology contends that it is overwhelmingly likely that life came to Earth inside a radioactive comet with a liquid water core. Not wanting to hedge their bets, the scientists involved calculate the odds of life starting on Earth rather than inside a comet at one-trillion-trillion to one […]

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