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Island Arc

Connecting volcanoes to Earth’s ancient climate…what is the origin of volcanic carbon and why do we care?

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When it comes to both the life and climate of our planet, you’d be hard pressed to think of a more important element than carbon. It forms the basis of all life and in carbon dioxide (CO2) it plays a fundamental role in the variation of Earth’s temperature (think the Greenhouse effect).

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