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Continental clash cooled the climate

The collision between India and Asia set off events that likely caused long-term cooling in Earth’s climate

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4:22pm, September 22, 2008

When the tectonic plate carrying India slammed into Asia about 50 million years ago, the ensuing geological changes triggered a long-term cooling trend. That trend later enabled Antarctic ice sheets to grow, a new study suggests.

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