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Living Things and the Carbon Dilemma

Since Joseph Black discovered carbon dioxide and chemists began to understand its importance, we have harnessed it for many advantageous applications which assist humans in their endeavours. The medical world has grown thanks to our understanding of how living things … Continue reading

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CO2, the Gas of Life

A Scot, Joseph Black discovered Carbon Dioxide in 1755  The Discovery of Carbon Dioxide In Black’s early years at Glasgow, he probably started his work on the chemistry of “magnesia alba“. He submitted his work later for his MD thesis in Edinburgh including the discovery of what … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Tree Deaths

I was reading an article in the ScienceDaily.com dated December 2012 entitled : “As Climate Warms, Bark Beetles March On High-Elevation Forests” As Scotland has mountain slopes upon which are many pine plantations, I was naturally interested. Here I quote … Continue reading

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