charcoal in coal tells how much O2 was in ancient atmosphere

charcoal in coal tells how much O2 was in ancient atmosphere

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:01 pm

And apparently back when what was eventually to become anthracite was first being deposited, there was as high as 30% to 35% oxygen in the atmosphere. Today it is about 20.8%.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/When-Oxygen-Fired-Up-the-Earth-150257.shtml
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Re: charcoal in coal tells how much O2 was in ancient atmosphere

PostBy: Ctyankee On: Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:59 pm

O2 kills, its a poison to animals, and algae probably caused such high concentrations of the stuff. Now Obama wants us to make more algae. We better alert the environmentalist and stop this before it's too late! :shock:
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Re: charcoal in coal tells how much O2 was in ancient atmosphere

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:30 am

Yeah I'm waiting for the EPA in their infinite wisdom to outlaw o2, & try to remove as much of it as possible from the atmosphere. :lol:
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