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Coal Almost Turned Earth into a Giant Ball of Ice

Discover Magazine - Tue 10 Oct 17

Coal, it's the sooty fossil fuel that's heated our homes and generated electricity for centuries, but millions of years ago its formation could've frozen the planet. Coal deposits formed from ...

Formation of coal almost turned our planet into a snowball

Phys.org - Mon 9 Oct 17

While burning coal today causes Earth to overheat, about 300 million years ago, the formation of coal brought the planet close to global glaciation. For the first time, scientists show the massive ...

Formation of coal almost turned our planet into a snowball, ScienceDaily - Tue 10 Oct 17

Coal formation sucked so much CO2 out of the atmosphere that Earth nearly froze over 300 million years ago

ZME Science - Wed 11 Oct 17

"It is quite an irony that forming the coal that today is a major factor for dangerous global warming once almost lead to global glaciation," the author said.

Coal formation almost plunged Earth into a snowball state

Daily Mail - Tue 10 Oct 17

As ancient trees died off, the massive amounts of carbon dioxide they’d absorbed during life was buried beneath the surface, creating the coal that’s used today, researchers found. ...

The Earth nearly froze over when today’s coal was first buried

Ars Technica - Tue 10 Oct 17

The Carboniferous period was notable for its lack of carbon in the atmosphere.

The planet teetered on the edge of “Snowball Earth” during the Carboniferous Period about 300 million years ago, when forests died and slowly transformed into coal.

Discovery News - Mon 9 Oct 17

Credit: Artyom Geodakyan\TASS via Getty ImagesBurning coal and other carbon-heavy fossil fuels is warming the Earth. But the formation of those fuels nearly left the planet ...

Formation of Coal Almost Turned Earth into a Snowball

Laboratory Equipment - Tue 10 Oct 17

NewsWhile burning coal today causes Earth to overheat, about 300 million years ago, the formation of coal brought the planet close to global glaciation. For the first time, scientists show the ...

Claim: Formation of coal almost turned our planet into a snowball

Watts Up With That? - Mon 9 Oct 17

From the POTSDAM INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATE IMPACT RESEARCH (PIK) and the “take what PIK says wth a heavy dose of salt” department. On the plus side, if true, this means that burning ...