In my next post I will try to summarize a paper by Angela Hessler "Earth's Earliest Climate". But I thought this graph of their's deserves it's own post. It's pretty fascinating particularly when also considering Earth's biological history.
Okay, I'm not positive it's the "most" beautiful graph on Earth, beauty is in the eye of the beholder - but I am sure it's a fantastic window into the physical reality of our Earth and how the pageant of time has created the biosphere we humans take oh so for granted. Hope to be back soon.
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red line = O2
(The reign of humanity would fit within tiniest vertical sliver at the far right end of this graph)
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