A mineral that was recently discovered in Australia is believed to hold the secret to helping solve the current global warming crisis.
The latest discovery, named fluorite, was found by a team of Australian scientists while conducting research for an unrelated study on the elusive element boron. As the team was conducting laboratory research, they came across the mineral known as the anorthosite. Boron can be found throughout many soils all over the world, but the anorthosite mineral is a unique specimen that holds a record of its own.
The mineral was named after its discoverer, Dr. Alfred Wegener, who used it as part of his pioneering research into temperature changes due to the greenhouse effect. His predictions of global warming were met with heated debate for the time being, but the mineral he discovered has now been put to the test. Dr. Wegener was not involved in the research directly, but he was instrumental in the formation of the Nobel Prize team that uncovered the mineral. His studies were largely focused on the effects of greenhouse gas on the Earth’s temperature.
When the research team initially discovered the anorthosite mineral, it was a bit surprised that it held the secret to stopping global warming. Previous research had suggested that the warming effect would be slowed by the addition of this mineral to the soil. According to the scientists involved, the mineral was found to be resistant to the warming effects and helped slow down the rate of global warming by several degrees. This finding could prove to be crucial in the fight against the harmful effects of global warming. It could also prove to be the key to save the world from the drastic effects of environmental destruction.