T Sterry Hunt, Tyndall global warming and climate change hypothesis

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T Sterry Hunt, Tyndall global warming and climate change hypothesis - Primitive Climate of the Earth. The primitive...
Primitive Climate of the Earth. The primitive atmosphere of the eartrk was greatly richer in carbonic acid than the present, and therefore unfit for the respiration of the warm-blooded animals. The-agency of plantb in purifying the atmosphere was long ago pointed out, and the great deposits of fossil fuel have been derived frcin the decomposition of this excess of carbonic aeid by the ancient vegetation. In thiB connection the vegetation of former periods presents the phenomenon of tropical plants growing within the polar circle. Prof. T. Sterry Hunt considers as onsatis-factory the ingenious hypotheses proposed to account for the warmer climate of ancient times, and thinks that the true solution of the problem is to be found in the constitution of the early atmosphere, when considered in the light of Dr. Tyndall's researches on radiant heat. He has found that the presence of a few hundredths of carbonic acid gas in the atmosphere, while offering almost no obstacle to the passage of the solar rays, would suffice to prevent almost entire the loss by radiation of obscure heat, so that the surface of the land. beneath such an atmosphere, would become-like a vast orchard house, in which tbe conditions of climate necessary to a luxuriant vegetation would be extended even to the polar regions. Mechanic? Magazine. a a

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  1. Pittsburgh Weekly Gazette,
  2. 29 Jun 1868, Mon,
  3. Page 8

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