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Unexpected Biogenic Bromine Effect on Ozone

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Scientists discovered another aspect of the complex biological and atmospheric interactions that testify of a supernatural Creator sustaining Earth as a fit habitat for life. Simulations show that ozone depletion increases 5-30% when accounting for bromine released into the atmosphere by biological processes. These simulations by a team of British scientists concur with satellite measurements of bromine that were much larger than in standard atmospheric models. Biological sources that inject bromine into the atmosphere potentially serve as a link between biological processes and the global climate. Such complex biological, atmospheric, and climatic relations argue for a superintelligent Designer at work to provide a stable environment capable of supporting life.  

o   Ross J. Salawitch, “Atmospheric Chemistry: Biogenic Bromine,” Nature 439 (2006): 275-77.

o   http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v439/n7074/full/439275a.html

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