Warmer Past– Even Hotter

It was far warmer in the past!

The Smithsonian Institute has been researching our climate and they have found the world to be far, far warmer in the past.

There were lots of jungle when the earth was warmer

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During warmer times there were lots of jungles all over the world. And little or no glaciers.

“Preliminary results released in 2019 showed warm temperatures dominating most of that time, with global temperatures repeatedly rising above 80°F and even 90°F—much too warm for ice sheets or perennial sea ice.”

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Deep ocean temperatures were generally high throughout the Paleocene and Eocene, with a particularly warm spike at the boundary between the two geological epochs around 56 million years ago. Temperatures in the distant past are inferred from proxies (oxygen isotope ratios from fossil foraminifera).

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“Modern human civilization, with its permanent agriculture and settlements, has developed over just the past 10,000 years or so. The period has generally been one of low temperatures and relative global (if not regional) climate stability. Compared to most of Earth’s history, today is unusually cold; we now live-in what geologists call an interglacial—a period between glaciations of an ice age.”

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