What geology can teach us about climate change: How CO2 saved the Earth from eternal winter – and nearly boiled it later

Environmental activists sometimes scare us with the prospect of a runaway greenhouse: If we continue to spew out CO2, the Earth may become so hot that it is uninhabitable. Looking […]

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Coal, steam and steel: How geology made the industrial revolution

Before the 18th century, everything in the world was organic, artisan and handcrafted, because there was no other way. Weavers made clothes, blacksmiths made tools and nails, farmers went behind […]

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