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Plankton cooled a greenhouse

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Figure 1: Events at the Palaeocene/Eocene (P/E) boundary, 55 million years ago, inferred from data from an ocean-sediment core drilled in the Weddell Sea, off Antarctica.


  1. * This item has been corrected: the period of 'superwarm' conditions at the Palaeocene/Eocene boundary should have been cited as lasting about 60,000 (not 150,000) years. Proof corrections made to the paper concerned (by S. Bains et al. 407, 171-174; 2000) were not passed on to the News & Views author.


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