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The evolution of Earth's atmosphere

The evolution of Earth's atmosphere

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The evolution of Earth's atmosphere
The amounts of carbon dioxide, methane and oxygen in Earth's atmosphere have changed drastically over time. Adapted from Scientific American, "When Methane Made Climate" by James Kastings, original diagram by Johnny Johnson.

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