Do underwater volcanoes alter Earth's climate?

February 7, 2015 12:21 AM

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Do underwater volcanoes alter Earth's climate?

Underwater eruptions release enough carbon dioxide to warm the planet, new research finds.

The climate-driven rise and fall of sea level during the past million years matches up with valleys and ridges on the seafloor, suggesting ice ages influence underwater volcanic eruptions, two new studies reveal. And because volcanic chains suture some 37,000 miles (59,500 kilometers) of ocean floor...

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