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Scientists discover Antartica had a
lush rainforest 90 million years ago

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Posted By: MissMolly, 4/2/2020 1:51:04 PM

Most of West Antarctica and large areas of East Antarctica were once covered in rainforest, scientists say. Today’s icy wasteland would’ve once played host to huge amounts of plant-life – during an unusually toasty period in history 90 million years ago. Evidence for the rainforest suggests the climate was “exceptionally warm.” The rainforest dates back to the mid-Cretaceous when sea levels were around 550 feet higher.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: abuela10 4/2/2020 1:52:27 PM (No. 366301)
Global warming before humans
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Norway 4/2/2020 2:06:52 PM (No. 366312)
See what happens when you let dinosaurs drive SUVs?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: marbles 4/2/2020 2:15:38 PM (No. 366319)
Way back when.......Antarctica was not where it is today. It was part of Gondwana., a huge land mass that included Africa, Australia and South America.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: seamusm 4/2/2020 2:22:26 PM (No. 366326)
Coming to an continent near you.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: 3XALADY 4/2/2020 2:39:59 PM (No. 366334)
This information and $2.50 might buy you a cup of coffee. How does anyone measure a million years. How many tax dollars did this cost?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: synchronicity 4/2/2020 2:41:51 PM (No. 366336)
So global warming could give us a whole new ice free continent.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bezalel 4/2/2020 2:46:15 PM (No. 366340)
Headline should read ' Hack Tabloid Republishes Basic Known Science Without Understanding Any Of It'. All of Earth's land was hot & wet as part of the supercontinent interspersed with vast shallow seas where the huge herbivorous dinosaurs floated & waded and used their long necks to eat lush swamp vegetation that provided up to 30% oxygen levels. Read 'Too Big To Walk' about the obvious conclusions. T-Rex was more like a swimming crocodile than running land monster.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Starboard_side 4/2/2020 2:56:58 PM (No. 366349)
Wait, sea levels were 550 feet higher than now?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Axeman 4/2/2020 3:10:46 PM (No. 366358)
Why is our modern climate so cold? We are barely warmer than an Ice Age.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Clinger 4/2/2020 3:15:41 PM (No. 366361)
If you think cow flatulence can warm the planet, just imagine what a dinosaur with his tooter could do, oh wait they just did that for us.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 4/2/2020 3:16:00 PM (No. 366362)
Wait, wait, wait! The earth was WARMER back then with no humans to screw it up? And the planet survived? How can that possibly be true? Next thing you will tell me is that the CO2 levels were much higher then as well. Has anyone told Greta Thudbird? Algore? AOC?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: chance_232 4/2/2020 3:35:56 PM (No. 366374)
Gondwana was from 550 to 180 million years ago. From what I'be been able to find, Antarctica was further north than it is now, 90 million years ago.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 4/2/2020 3:40:49 PM (No. 366379)
Probably Trump's fault that it is gone.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: GO3 4/2/2020 3:48:44 PM (No. 366388)
I knew it! Alien vs. Predator was right!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: or gate 4/2/2020 3:54:08 PM (No. 366391)
As continents change, so does the weather.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: cartcart 4/2/2020 4:00:36 PM (No. 366398)
I’m moving there in 90 million years!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Aud 4/2/2020 4:12:55 PM (No. 366410)
Very difficult article to read for those of us who move their lips when they read and keep stumbling when they try to pronounce “Antarctica” with that pesky letter “c” in there.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: bighambone 4/2/2020 4:21:39 PM (No. 366415)
Don’t worry liberal Democrat climate change politicians are going to put a stop to natural climate change that has been going on from the get-go. Just ask them and they will give you as long a “snow job” as you can handle before you get tired and walk away.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Foghorn 4/2/2020 4:34:54 PM (No. 366431)
There are maps created by sailors in the mid 12th century of the Antarctic. NASA took infrared pictures of the Antarctic to see what was below the ice. There is a significant likeness of the 12th century map and NASA's map. People are amazed when told that Scotland was once subtopic.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: PESSIMIST 4/2/2020 6:03:18 PM (No. 366489)
THAT DAMNED TRUMP! See what he did by pulling out of the Paris accords!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: franq 4/2/2020 6:13:14 PM (No. 366494)
Sure. Sure it did.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Muguy 4/2/2020 6:40:13 PM (No. 366512)
Where's the evidence? How was this measured?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: MickTurn 4/2/2020 6:41:57 PM (No. 366513)
Darn that Blobal Blarming and Climate Crapola... I have to suppose that the Cave People of the time drove their SUV's to extinction!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Rumblehog 4/2/2020 6:55:44 PM (No. 366523)
Proof once again the Bible is 100% correct. Only 150 years ago the "consensus of science" believed in the "steady state universe theory" to prop up that Brit train wreck, who despised the microscope, Charles Darwin.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: kono 4/2/2020 7:16:27 PM (No. 366541)
Trying to follow the leaps of logic and time in these derivations can make one dizzy. "Evidence of the rainforest suggests the climate was exceptionally warm." Localized effects of warm water currents could produce comparable effects without requiring an exceptionally warm global climate. Note what the Gulf Stream does for England's climate -- it would be more like Labrador there (under snow and ice much of the year) without the warm waters from the Gulf Stream.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: padiva 4/2/2020 7:19:22 PM (No. 366542)
Only Gd knows what the Earth was like before Noah's flood. The flood changed everything. Some people don't want to believe that there is a Higher Power no matter how much evidence there is.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Sergeant Major 4/2/2020 8:47:21 PM (No. 366620)
All that vegitation buried for so many years. There's oil under all that ice, but who is going to figure out how to drill for it?
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Trigger2 4/3/2020 2:14:38 AM (No. 366741)
Wow, these scientists are so smart today. I knew about the rain forest in Antarctica years ago.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 4/3/2020 6:16:03 AM (No. 366787)
I'm sorry but the earth is around 6,000 years old. And there is nothing that "science" has ever produced to convince me that the Bible is false! They reject Creation and tell us that we crawled out of some primordial ooze...and some "cell" was struck by lightning and came to life and from that all species were generated??? Where did the "cell" with all of it's DNA and RNA encoded instructions come from? The DNA strands configured perfectly to the Fibonacci Sequence (1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21...). Same sequence that produces all the spirals in nature and even the galaxies in the universe??? Aliens seeded the planet is more acceptable than God creating everything and then destroying his Creation with the exception of the Ark...the wood of which is a pre-curser to the wood of the Cross that Jesus died on to redeem us from our sins!!! I like God's explanation over stupid speculation all to counter God's existence! He does exist...and He doesn't need our puny explanations for Him! He needs NOTHING from us...we need EVERYTHING from HIM!!!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: msjena 4/3/2020 9:05:12 AM (No. 366959)
They found out by going back in their time machine, right?
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