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Volcanism caused ancient global warming

A study confirms that volcanism set off one of Earth's fastest global-warming events. But the release of greenhouse gases was slow enough for negative feedbacks to mitigate impacts such as ocean acidification. See Letter p.573

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Figure 1: The effects of slow and fast release of carbon dioxide on climate and ecosystems.

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Meissner, K., Bralower, T. Volcanism caused ancient global warming. Nature 548, 531–533 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/548531a

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