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Ancient Ice Melt Unearthed in Antarctic Mud: 20-Meter Sea Level Rise, Five Million Years Ago
Science Daily ^ | July 21, 2013 | Colin Smith

Posted on 07/22/2013 4:12:09 PM PDT by Ben Mugged

Global warming five million years ago may have caused parts of Antarctica's large ice sheets to melt and sea levels to rise by approximately 20 metres, scientists report today in the journal Nature Geoscience.

The researchers, from Imperial College London, and their academic partners studied mud samples to learn about ancient melting of the East Antarctic ice sheet. They discovered that melting took place repeatedly between five and three million years ago, during a geological period called Pliocene Epoch, which may have caused sea levels to rise approximately ten metres.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: antarctic; antarctica; blacksea; blackseaflood; catastrophism; detroit2000000bc; eltanin; eltaninimpact; globalwarming; godsgravesglyphs; grandcanyon; greatflood; manbearpig; noah; noahsflood; pliocene; sealevel
Of course the use of coal caused this Global Warming......
1 posted on 07/22/2013 4:12:09 PM PDT by Ben Mugged
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To: Ben Mugged

Any time they use 3 to 5 million years and “could have” I just assume they are pulling most of it out of their butts.


2 posted on 07/22/2013 4:15:08 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Ben Mugged

Obama fixed this problem years ago.


3 posted on 07/22/2013 4:21:08 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Ben Mugged
The academics suggest that the melting of the ice sheet may have been caused in part by the fact that some of it rests in basins below sea level. This puts the ice in direct contact with seawater and when the ocean warms, as it did during the Pliocene, the ice sheet becomes vulnerable to melting.

Time to ban oceans!

4 posted on 07/22/2013 4:21:30 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: Ben Mugged

Don’t leave out SUVs.


5 posted on 07/22/2013 4:22:48 PM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Ben Mugged

Damned dinosaurs and their SUV’s

If they’d only listened to the experts, it never would have happened!


6 posted on 07/22/2013 4:24:17 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Ben Mugged
...20-Meter Sea Level Rise, Five Million Years Ago

Interestingly, Ford was reaching peak production on its last generation of muscle cars almost exactly five million years ago.

Coincidence? I think NOT.

7 posted on 07/22/2013 4:25:32 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: KosmicKitty
ZIMMERMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8 posted on 07/22/2013 4:26:11 PM PDT by shadeaud (Stay Thirsty My Friends)
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To: Ben Mugged
Pliocene

The warmth in the Pliocene was maintained by ocean currents through the open Isthmus of Panama. Since that closure we have effectively been in a state of near-permanent glaciation. We should be glad if our little reprieve continues.

9 posted on 07/22/2013 4:26:29 PM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Ben Mugged

Nah... It’s all because George Zimmerman is a white Hispanic.


10 posted on 07/22/2013 4:29:53 PM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: Ben Mugged

11 posted on 07/22/2013 4:39:33 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Catastrophism ping.


12 posted on 07/22/2013 4:56:51 PM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Ben Mugged

Why would they have to go all the way to Antarctica to prove something that happened worldwide? The evidence should be all over the Earth.


13 posted on 07/22/2013 5:49:10 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!t happened world wide.)
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To: Nateman

It would be preserved better in Antarctica. Everywhere else, weather & other things intrude.


14 posted on 07/22/2013 5:54:56 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Ben Mugged
Aw, c'mon, this is well known...


15 posted on 07/22/2013 6:24:41 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Explorer89; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; ..

Thanks Explorer89. This is very interesting, because Antarctica was (based on the fossil record) ice-free 3 million years ago.


16 posted on 07/22/2013 6:31:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

Thanks Explorer89.

17 posted on 07/22/2013 6:31:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

So, five million years ago the sea level rose, and
after that it sank. I see.


18 posted on 07/22/2013 6:36:07 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Ben Mugged
This is because the Pliocene Epoch had carbon dioxide concentrations similar to now and global temperatures comparable to those predicted for the end of this century.

There is your Bull$hit alert !

This is exactly the kind of logic that has put Detroit into bankruptcy.

What if your hypothesis that you concluded from what you said you previously had know IS WRONG?

19 posted on 07/22/2013 6:40:38 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Ben Mugged

Darned SUVs.


20 posted on 07/22/2013 6:41:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tet68; blam

The Mediterranean Was A Desert
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1041705/posts

Colossal Flood Created the Mediterranean Sea
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2403954/posts

Colossal Flood Created the Mediterranean Sea
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2425936/posts

Mediterranean Sea Dried Up Five Million Years Ago
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2184604/posts


21 posted on 07/22/2013 7:23:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Dallas59

Ron Blakey was my Professor at NAU. Brilliant and a hip
kinda guy.


22 posted on 07/22/2013 7:33:27 PM PDT by maxsand
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To: Nateman
Of course it is, but it is nice to get out the office. Oh, and did you notice that to get there you would need to go south over warmer/tropical lands to get there? Great trip for the winter.
23 posted on 07/23/2013 4:33:58 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS... We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dems care!)
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Ancient Mediterranean flood mystery solved
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3055904/posts


24 posted on 11/16/2013 4:26:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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