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Carbon feedbacks on repeat?

Nature Geoscience volume 8, pages 78 (2015) | Download Citation

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A period of rapid warming about 55.5 million years ago was triggered by a massive release of carbon. The carbon isotope composition of soil nodules provides evidence for a smaller, but still important, carbon release prior to the main event.

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  1. Stephen Grimes is at the Centre for Research in Earth Sciences, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, UK

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