Skip to comments.Prehistoric titanic-snake jungles laughed at global warming
Posted on 10/20/2009 7:12:58 AM PDT by snarkpup
Rainforest similar to ours flourished at 3-5° hotter
Fossil boffins say that dense triple-canopy rainforests, home among other things to gigantic one-tonne boa constrictors, flourished millions of years ago in temperatures 3-5°C warmer than those seen today - as hot as some of the more dire global-warming projections.
The new fossil evidence comes from the Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia, previously the location where the remains of the gigantic 40-foot Titanoboa cerrejonensis were discovered. The snake's discoverers attracted flak from global-warming worriers at the time for saying that the cold-blooded creature would only have been able to survive in jungles a good bit hotter than Colombia's now are.
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Wasn’t one of those Titanoboaegos spotted floating over Ft. Collins last week?
Ya hear that? If we don’t start driving hybrids and socializing our economy for Mother Gaia, the world is going to be overrun by giant snakes. And it’ll be all Bush’s fault.
But are they sure they’re extinct? yikes
You would have to drink a pint or two of Old Overcoat to see one of those things anymore.
Speaking of large snakes, this one was found dead.
WORLD LARGEST SNAKE FOUND DEAD!
Boa tastes good.
Largest Dead Snake ever found. 50 feet long.
Note: this topic is from October 20, 2009.
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