carbonic acid gas


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The primitive atmosphere of the earth was greatly richer in carbonic acid gas [carbon dioxide] than the present, and therefore unfit for the respiration of the warm-blooded animals. Daniel C. Schlenoff, Scientific American, "1968: Lunar Orbiter photos; 1868: The Atmosphere as Greenhouse," 1 May 2018

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1796, in the meaning defined above

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