Skip to comments.Thawing permafrost 50 million years ago led to extreme global warming events
Posted on 04/09/2012 6:18:02 AM PDT by Red Badger
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Well, silly, everyone knows it was caused by Winter. : )
Yeah, it is rather 'anti-society' these days.
The Obozo Administration must have one of those they use on the Press Corps.....every morning.............
It was probably while they were building the pyramids that they had need of fire. You know, so they could see inside, and after dark. They probably burned old tires, which caused the global warming.
...a simple new mechanism to explain the source of carbon that fed a series of extreme warming events about 55 million years ago...[reprising an edited saved bit] V.A. Firsoff (Valdemar Axel Firsoff, as it turns out) wrote a lot of books, including Strange World of the Moon published back in 1959, ten years before the manned landings started, and even before the first robotic landers. In the chapter "The Earth's Fair Child or a Foundling?", he discusses the Earth's capture of the Moon:
...the face of the Moon shows two systems of great surface fractures, or faults, lying about 30 degrees from the two poles and trending from west-south-west to east-north-east. This is explained by him as a result of the halting of the Moon's rotation... Curiously, the face of the Earth, too, shows a similar structure, with the same general trend -- the Highland Boundary Fault... The poles of the Earth would also seem to have shifted place on at least three occasions, in the Cambrian, Permian, and (lastly) Quaternary Periods, bringing ice and cold to previously warm lands... there exists on the Moon a triple grid of surface fractures... Cambrian, Perm-Carboniferous, and Tertiary.Due to his volcanism bias -- and remember, he was writing right on the cusp of the "plate tectonics revolution", which has blindered geology worse than the knee-jerk uniformitarian gradualism that preceded it -- he wasn't able to accept that the Moon's impact craters were in fact from impact, and attributes them instead to volcanism caused by the Moon's capture by the Earth (as well as contraction of the lunar sphere).
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