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If you’d visited Antarctica 50 million years ago, you could have lounged beneath swaying palm trees and enjoyed balmy 68-degree weather.
Yes, seriously. Drilling off Antarctica’s east coast has revealed fossil pollens that came from a “near-tropical” rainforest that once covered the icy continent, AFP reports. Analysts estimate that the lush forest thrived throughout the Eocene period, some 34-56 million years ago. The new findings corroborate the 2010 discovery of turtle bones — which also indicated that Antarctica was once home to a much warmer, lusher climate.
originally posted by: MyHappyDogShiner
Most of the results of climate change we cannot see.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: xuenchen
Sounds like Antarctica has an attitude which will need adjusting with a couple of mega-tonnes of freedom and democracy.
We need a glass 5000 feet tall and 8 million gallons of scotch.
In 1995, the Larsen A shelf collapsed. In 2002, Larsen B did the same. Scientists believe the collapse was triggered by crevices and cracks that were widened and deepened by the flow of surface meltwater. Researchers hypothesized that foehn winds melted the water flowing through the cracks. Researchers found foehn winds frequently blow across the Larsen C ice shelf, the continent's largest ice shelf. The winds blow year round but are most common in the spring. "What's new and surprising from this study is that föhn winds occur around 65 percent of the time during the spring and summer," Jenny Turton, a researcher at BAS and Leeds University, said in a news release. "Whilst a high number occur in spring, the combined warming over a number of days leads to much more surface melting than was experienced during days without föhn winds." Melting and refreezing makes the ice shelf's surface more vulnerable to future melting.
originally posted by: Perfectenemy
Is there any correlation with the microwaves coming from Antarctica?
Yeah i know it's Youtube but it's completely ignored by the news outlets. Go figure.
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
Any recession of ice from Antarctica is UNPRECEDENTED...