The Carbon Age: How Life's Core Element Has Become Civilization's Greatest Threat

  • The earth’s temperature and the carbon content of the atmosphere are correlated one very geological time scale. Usually it’s temperature leading to increased carbon (decreased temperature, decreased atmospheric carbon). However, with climate change carbon leads temperature.
  • The atmosphere is a geologically short-term way station for carbon passing between living things, oceans, land, and other hydrocarbon minerals.

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