Which of the sentences below best expresses the essential information in the highlighted sentence in the passage? Incorrect choices change the meaning in important ways or leave out essential information. A. Life on Earth is responsible for many changes to the planet's surface, including blankets of greenery. B. Self-replicating molecules of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen led to the development of life early in Earth's history. C. The presence of water made it possible for life to develop early in Earth's history and to significantly change its surface. D. Early in life's history on Earth, self-replicating molecules of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen began blanketing the surface in greenery.