As we all face the long, miserable slide into a post-apocalyptic world due to the greenhouse effect, isn't it comforting to know that there is such a thing as the anti-greenhouse effect? Of course, it only exists on other planets, but there is a way we can bring it to Earth.
A new study from the University of Victoria is suggesting that our atmosphere is far more susceptible to a runaway greenhouse effect than previously assumed.
Dinosaurs once ruled the Earth — but now it appears they ruled in Hell. Ancient charcoal deposits suggest wildfires ran rampant throughout the Cretaceous period, meaning dinosaurs had to spend 80 million years looking out for the next inferno.
The geological evidence suggests that there have been liquid oceans on Earth dating back at least 3.5 billion years, a fact that was crucial to the emergence of the very first lifeforms. The only problem is that that's utterly impossible.