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    from my basic understanding of the evolution of our atmosphere, this chemical process (converting carbon to chalk essentially) is how we have a livable planet in the first place, and a "modern" climate in the latter. Plus la change, no?

    Still, I recall reading the article previously about this, hopefully it'll pan out.

    Incidentally, as a public service, here's a website with a vast sweep of articles on all sorts of scientific research "laymanized*."

    Science Daily

    *Laymanized is a wholly owned trademark of somewierdguy stupid ideas incorporated, actual concepts may be so freaky that they are not in any way able to be understood by a layman.

    Nicht durch Zorn, sondern durch Lachen tödtet man. ~Nietzsche

    by somewierdguy on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 08:59:47 PM PST

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      the cretaceous was when a great deal of chalk was laid down. mostly because underwater volcanism and sea floor spreading ended up putting lots of calcium in the oceans and shell-forming lil critters went ape poopy on it, creating large layers of what later became chalk deposits on the ocean floor.

      unfortunately for us, mother nature isn't currently coughing up gobs of calcium into the oceans for this purpose.

      anyone born after the McDLT has no business stomping around acting punk rock

      by chopper on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 10:34:11 AM PST

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