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Earth’s Carbon Sink

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German geologists discover that almost all of Earth’s carbon resides in the deep portion of the upper mantle. As such, this carbon only makes contact with the biosphere when an exceptionally large asteroid collision triggers large scale volcanic eruptions. The trapping of so much carbon in the deep mantle protects life and its occasional release gives rise to the largest mass extinctions that must precede any large mass speciation events that the Creator plans.   

Hans Keppler, Michael Wiedenbeck, and Svyatoslav S. Shcheka, “Carbon Solubility in Olivine and the Mode of Carbon Storage in the Earth’s Mantle,” Nature, 424 (2003), pp. 414-416.


RTB article: Facts for Faith article on the Faint Sun Paradox

RTB books: The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd edition

Subjects: Earth/Moon Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

Reasons to Believe emerged from my passion to research, develop, and proclaim the most powerful new reasons to believe in Christ as Creator, Lord, and Savior and to use those new reasons to reach people for Christ. Read more about Dr. Hugh Ross.