Sunday, April 10, 2011

News of the Day

Palaeontologists Solve Mystery of 500 Million-Year-Old Squid-Like Carnivore
This is interesting. I could see where they got their conclusions from but I am not entirely convinced that this is the earliest cephalopod. It also indicates that early cephalopods were shell-less and later ones evolved the shell, which I think is counter to what one would expect. I'm not sure how the scientific community will see this in the long run.

Ancient fossils hold clues for predicting future climate change, scientists report

This is really interesting in that it shows that the Earth has not stabalized to the CO2 levels we are currently at. Once the climate stabalizes we are going to see significantly higher temperatures even if we were to stop the release of new CO2 into the atmosphere. I have a feeling the planet is going to be significantly warmer in the next 100 years than the majority of people are expecting.

Thanks to Jim Kirkland for notifying me of the articles.

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