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How it happened: The catastrophic flood that cooled the Earth

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posted on Feb, 25 2008 @ 02:27 PM

Canadian geologists say they can shed light on how a vast lake, trapped under the ice sheet that once smothered much of North America, drained into the sea, an event that cooled Earth's climate for hundreds of years.

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By some estimates, sea levels rose 14 metres (45 feet) as a result.

Temperatures dropped by more than three degrees Celsius (5.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in Western Europe for 200-400 years -- a mini-Ice Age in itself.

..around 8,200 years ago, Agassiz-Ojibway massively drained, sending a flow of water into the Hudson Strait and into the Labrador Sea that was 15 times greater than the present discharge of the Amazon River.

posted on Feb, 26 2008 @ 03:56 AM
reply to post by Hanslune

Hello Hans,

Excellent article. Many thanks for the link. Sounds simillar to the Glacial Lake Missoula event.


Scott Creighton


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