Scientists from Carleton University in Canada and Tomsk State University in Russia have found geological signs indicating that Venus once had a climate similar to Earth and was habitable.
Currently, Venus’s atmosphere is comprised of 96% carbon dioxide and the surface temperature is 450 degrees Celsius. But climate modeling has shown that before a climate change event one billion years ago, Venus may have had rain, oceans, and possibly continents, snow, and other similarities with Earth. The new research efforts identified potential ancient river valleys on Venus’s surface, with patterns of river erosion that are surprisingly similar to those on our planet.
Thank you, researchers, for your findings. May more people understand the grave consequences of climate change on a planet so that life may continue to thrive on our own beautiful Earth, under the guidance of the Providence.
Supreme Master Ching Hai on the Environment: The Secrets of Venus