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Drop in carbon dioxide drove formation of Antarctic ice sheet

New research from Purdue and Yale Universities suggests that a drop in carbon dioxide was a driving force in the formation of the Antarctic ice sheet.

Reserachers analysed biochemical molecules from ancient algae in cores taken from the seabed, and found a 40% decrease in carbon dioxide levels occured before and during the formation of the ice sheet.

Read more at Yale University and Purdue University

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