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Global warming 55 million years ago shifted ocean currents
AFP ^ | Jan 04 1:50 PM US/Eastern | AFP

Posted on 01/04/2006 3:27:36 PM PST by Ma3lst0rm

An extraordinary burst of global warming that occurred around 55 million years ago dramatically reversed Earth's pattern of ocean currents, a finding that strengthens modern-day concern about climate change, a study says.

The big event, the Palaeocene/Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), saw the planet's surface temperature rise by between five and eight degrees C (nine and 16.2 F) in a very short time, unleashing climate shifts that endured tens of thousands of years. ...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bushsfault; climate; global; godsgravesglyphs; greehousegases; industrialization; suvs; warming
It is interesting how totally blind the authors of this article are to the implications that follow the discovery of 55 million year old global warming and climate change. I thought only man could screw up the world's climate not that it getting warmer is a bad thing. It is for some bad and others good as are most morally neutral issues. I think that the outcome of an overall more temperate world would be a far more positive change than negative.
1 posted on 01/04/2006 3:27:38 PM PST by Ma3lst0rm
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To: Ma3lst0rm

Also important to note, there was more C02 in the air during the time of the dinosaurs than there is today.


2 posted on 01/04/2006 3:30:22 PM PST by AzaleaCity5691 (The enemy lies in the heart of Gadsden)
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To: Ma3lst0rm

Damn those SUV-driving dinosaurs!


3 posted on 01/04/2006 3:31:03 PM PST by Little Pig (Is it time for "Cowboys and Muslims" yet?)
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To: Ma3lst0rm

Dino farts.


4 posted on 01/04/2006 3:31:29 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: Ma3lst0rm
Found written on a cave wall:

"Bush's Fault!"

5 posted on 01/04/2006 3:33:22 PM PST by atomicpossum (Replies should be as pedantic as possible. I love that so much.)
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To: Ma3lst0rm

I didn't realize George W. Bush was that old.


6 posted on 01/04/2006 3:34:57 PM PST by DLfromthedesert (Texas Cowboy...graduated to Glory)
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To: AzaleaCity5691

You are right and I would suppose highly educated scientists should know such things.


7 posted on 01/04/2006 3:37:36 PM PST by Ma3lst0rm (A dangerous man is one who looks at things for himself and decides what he thinks.)
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To: Ma3lst0rm
The huge temperature rise may have occurred within just few thousand years

Oh, spare me....

8 posted on 01/04/2006 3:38:31 PM PST by KellyAdmirer
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To: Ma3lst0rm

All Bush's fault; he didn't invent a time machine and go back and unilaterally sign a Kyoto-type protocol!


9 posted on 01/04/2006 3:38:37 PM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?")
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To: Little Pig

Hahahaha


10 posted on 01/04/2006 3:39:04 PM PST by Ma3lst0rm (Change is a given in a dynamic complex world.)
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To: Ma3lst0rm
An extraordinary burst of global warming that occurred around 55 million years ago dramatically reversed Earth's pattern of ocean currents, a finding that strengthens modern-day concern about climate change, a study says.

The land masses om earth were really in different places 55 mya

11 posted on 01/04/2006 3:39:26 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: Ma3lst0rm

But, but, but... man was not around... How can this be? I thought only man was responsible for global warming? There were no coal-fired polluting power plants 55 million years ago and no CFC's and no greenhouse gases!! /sarcasm


12 posted on 01/04/2006 3:40:58 PM PST by bkwells (Liberals=Hypocrites)
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To: Little Pig
SUV driving dinosaurs? Dinosaurs were extinct by 65 million years ago, so they missed being the cause by about 10,000,000 years.

This obviously lends proof to the fact that Bush/Cheney and Halliburton have been using their time machine in all different eras of Earth's history to BAKE THE PLANET!

13 posted on 01/04/2006 3:41:16 PM PST by xrp (My current list of worshippers: MNJohnnie)
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To: Ma3lst0rm

I always love the "according to scientists" because they rarely agree on anything these days...

My speculation is just as good as theirs.


14 posted on 01/04/2006 3:43:13 PM PST by WatchYourself
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To: mtbopfuyn
You read my mind!


15 posted on 01/04/2006 3:44:05 PM PST by Ma3lst0rm (Change is a given in a dynamic complex world.)
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To: Ma3lst0rm
Note to self:

Doomed again.

16 posted on 01/04/2006 3:44:06 PM PST by xcamel (Exposing clandestine operations is treason. 13 knots make a noose.)
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To: Ma3lst0rm

Now if only those dinosaurs had followed the dictates of the Kyoto accord, this would never have happened.


17 posted on 01/04/2006 3:45:24 PM PST by kingu
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To: All

"Global warming 55 million years ago shifted ocean currents"


...and, at that moment, Cape Breton was born...and it was cold.


18 posted on 01/04/2006 3:47:09 PM PST by kajingawd (" happy with stone underhead, let Heaven and Earth go about their changes")
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To: DLfromthedesert
You didn't? The proof is in the pictures. lol
19 posted on 01/04/2006 3:47:31 PM PST by Ma3lst0rm (Change is a given in a dynamic complex world.)
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To: xrp

Ok, ok, so damn those SUV-driving proto-lemurs.


20 posted on 01/04/2006 3:50:13 PM PST by Little Pig (Is it time for "Cowboys and Muslims" yet?)
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To: Ma3lst0rm
Hmmm. In the article, they attribute the previous warming to underwater volcanic activity. Seems to me I read recently about how there's been a significant increase in underwater volcanic activity the last couple decades. Coincidence???
21 posted on 01/04/2006 3:50:30 PM PST by Kay Ludlow (Free market, but cautious about what I support with my dollars)
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To: Mike Darancette
Too Right! This was just before the KT boundary.
22 posted on 01/04/2006 3:54:52 PM PST by Ma3lst0rm (Change is a given in a dynamic complex world.)
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To: Ma3lst0rm
Cenozoic map:


23 posted on 01/04/2006 3:55:59 PM PST by xcamel (Exposing clandestine operations is treason. 13 knots make a noose.)
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To: xrp
This obviously lends proof to the fact that Bush/Cheney and Halliburton have been using their time machine in all different eras of Earth's history to BAKE THE PLANET!

More grounds for impeachment!  Someone better call the NY Times and tell them to get the front page ready for this!  Might as well get ready for DU to start trumpeting this cause ... and CBS, and CNN and MSNBC ....

24 posted on 01/04/2006 3:57:10 PM PST by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: Ma3lst0rm

Noone knows what the temperature and currents were 55 million years ago. Some do pretend to know, however.


25 posted on 01/04/2006 3:58:17 PM PST by microgood
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To: WatchYourself

Exactly, especially given the historical fact of how wrong or incomplete so much of "established scientific thought" has been found to be.


26 posted on 01/04/2006 3:58:32 PM PST by Ma3lst0rm (Thinking for yourself is not illegal or a sin even.)
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To: softwarecreator

Don't give them any ideas. :-)


27 posted on 01/04/2006 4:00:12 PM PST by Ma3lst0rm (Thinking for yourself is not illegal or a sin even.)
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To: Ma3lst0rm

LOL... VERY clever


28 posted on 01/04/2006 4:02:55 PM PST by DLfromthedesert (Texas Cowboy...graduated to Glory)
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To: microgood

That is the problem with history it is can not be repeated in an experiment. All history is dependent on an accurate interpretation of the leavings of time. What is certain about history, especially when millions of years is involved, is that what we know will always be a small fraction of the reality of what happened.


29 posted on 01/04/2006 4:05:27 PM PST by Ma3lst0rm (Thinking for yourself is not illegal or a sin even.)
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To: Ma3lst0rm

YEC INTREP


30 posted on 01/04/2006 7:09:58 PM PST by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America)
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To: Ma3lst0rm

I can't help but wonder how many hundreds of unfounded assumptions the researchers plugged into their calculations to come up with this astounding finding. I mean, they don't even know what the average temperature was a thousand years ago!


31 posted on 01/04/2006 7:38:46 PM PST by Designed
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To: Ma3lst0rm
Interesting show on the Little Ice Age on History Channel tonight..

They seem to be doing a pretty straight up presentation, none of that weird "mankind is destroying the planet" stuff..
If you're not already watching, you may be able to catch a second showing later tonight, or TIVO it or something..

32 posted on 01/08/2006 5:29:50 PM PST by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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33 posted on 05/14/2006 6:03:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Ma3lst0rm

More global warming here and now will lead to the melting of the ice in Greenland and on Antactica.The oceans will raise by how much? Around 325ft.? Something like that? We NEED an Ice Age to keep Austin, TX on the map and Waco from being beachfront again.


34 posted on 05/15/2006 5:29:24 AM PDT by DavemeisterP (It's never too late to be what you might have been....George Elliot)
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