Talk:Huronian glaciation

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Glaciation cause[edit]

Was Huronian glaciation caused by the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed into plants? --Artman40 (talk) 11:21, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Plants were not present at that time, see: Evolutionary history of plants. However photosynthesizing cyanobacteria could have played a role in the onset of the galciation. Wenkbrauwalbatros (talk) 13:53, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
And it is strange indeed that this short, stubby "article" chooses not to mention the cyanobacteria in its paragraph on the causes of the glaciation.-- (talk) 22:58, 17 July 2016 (UTC)


Is there a known derivation for this term? Jim.henderson (talk) 00:31, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

It refers to a locale in South Africa.-- (talk) 23:13, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

How did it end?[edit]

The causes are interesting, but so is the other end. I've read that total glaciation could be totally catastrophic and irreversible; what produced the heat to melt the glaciers?--Prosfilaes (talk) 19:06, 5 March 2017 (UTC)