The differences between Current warming and PETM warming

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    The differences between Current warming and PETM warming.
    The SciAm article is good and I urge those interested to read it in its entirety at http://physics.ucf.edu/~britt/Climate/Reading1-Last%20great%20warming.pdf
    “Back then, around 56 million years ago, I would have been drenched with sweat rather than fighting off a chill. Research had indicated that in the course of a few thousand years—a mere instant in geologic time—global temperatures rose five degrees Celsius, marking a planetary fever known to scientists as the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, or PETM. Climate zones shifted toward the poles, on land and at sea, forcing plants and animals to migrate, adapt or die. Some of the deepest realms of the ocean became acidified and oxygen-starved, killing off many of the organisms living there. It took nearly 200,000 years for the earth’s natural buffers to bring the fever down…”
    But the most jarring aspect is contained in this one graph:
    http://www.usmessageboard.com/members/trakar-albums-agw-picture5448-8241534401-26c0b403b6.jpg
     
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    Gosh that magazine has really sunk to new lows. The global temp has been + or - .7C for the last millenia which is about as stable as you can get.

    What a load of bollocks.

    I love your little SPAM train...are you going to post something with some actual facts in it or is it going to just be more of this crapola?
     
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    Ahhh...too bad, walleyed....I see you're still too stupid to understand plain facts.....oh well, I guess I never did really expect you to actually grow a brain.....
     
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    That's what happens when you're born downwind of a coal-fired power plant.
     
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    I understand plain facts quite well. Why do your high priests constantly falsify them?
     
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    Why do you fall for moronic conspiracy theories like that one???
     
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    Is that the new scam? PETM?
     
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    Our 'High Priests'. Virtually the whole of the scientific community.

    Your 'High Priests'. Undegreed ex-TV wearthermen, obese junkies on the radio, and a Senator that is a whore, Inhofe.

    But you claim to be a scientist.
     
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    Some people look at the information presented, some prefer willfull ignorance.
     
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    So what do you call the 8 degree rise in temperature over the last 14,000 years? That's a mere instant too, right?
     

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