Tag Archives: Gaia

Has Gaia really been explained?

I was interested in a new paper which claims to be able to explain the Gaia hypothesis, first proposed by James lovelock, that life stabilises the earth’s climate.  The paper is described in an article in the Conversation. The paper … Continue reading

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Oxygen – provider of life.

Why does the air contain oxygen and where did it all originally come from? A new book ‘OXYGEN’ by Donald Canfield helps explain. No animal life from insects to fish to humans could  have evolved or survive before oxygen first appeared … Continue reading

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Water World

Abstract: A model is described for an Earth like planet “Water World”  with a surface 100%  covered in water able to self-regulate it’s temperature as incident solar radiation increases by a third. The model assumes that convective clouds increase while normalized greenhouse … Continue reading

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