New evidence shows it was once possible to sail across...ANTARCTICA!

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    From the article:

    The West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which is the region through which this trans-Antarctic seaway must have traveled, is thought to be unstable and in danger of collapsing, partially as a result of climate change. If the ice sheet does collapse, it could increase global sea levels by 10 to 15 feet, which could displace billions of people from their homes. The bryozoan discovery could, however, help us better understand how a melting Antarctica fits into current climate change.

    I guess that GW research IS important!!!
     
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    Interesting.

    I think it was already known that the earth was a lot warming during that interglacial period than it is now, but this sort of finding really lets you envision that fact in a more tangible way.
     
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    This can only mean that the SUV is far older than anyone can imagine
     
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    Fucking Neanderthals and their Hummers.
     
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    http://www.world-mysteries.com/sar_1.html

    "The Piri Reis map shows the western coast of Africa, the eastern coast of South America, and the northern coast of Antarctica. The northern coastline of Antarctica is perfectly detailed. The most puzzling however is not so much how Piri Reis managed to draw such an accurate map of the Antarctic region 300 years before it was discovered, but that the map shows the coastline under the ice. Geological evidence confirms that the latest date Queen Maud Land could have been charted in an ice-free state is 4000 BC. "
     
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    True, but you can't be blinded by "but it was warm or warmer in the past and there weren't any or very few humans spewing out CO2!!!" That assumes all warmings have the same cause and obscures the time element. People who disbelieve AGW often overlook the fact that they're talking about things that happened over tens of thousands to millions of years, while believers are concerened about what's been happening over the last couple of hundred, since the advent of the Industrial Revolution.
     
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    Sounds great.

    Show us in a laboratory setting how a 200PPM increase in CO2 raises temperature
     
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    The believers are still blinded. They discount what has happened before, as well as the time scale of the forces at work (as well as any evidence that might support a different view). If you are talking about climate and temperature, and you're only looking at the last couple of hundred years, you're looking at a miniscule sample.
     
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    The Piri Reis map is cool. Seems to me it demonstrates that humans were traveling the oceans a lot earlier than we think they were.
     

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