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PhBP Po10BP

Also called the Oxygen Catastrophe. It was at this point that iron became saturated with the free oxygen released by microbial photosynthesis so that oxygen started being released into the atmosphere. This was poisonous to existing microbes and caused a great extinction. This oxygen also reacted with Methane, a strong greenhouse gas, and may have given rise to the Huronian Ice Age.

Great Oxygenation Event Web Pages[]

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Great Oxygenation Event In the News[]

Why Didn't Complex Life Arise After GOE? (2013)[]

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