Arctic Was The Mediterranean Of Its Day

As more scientists come around to the creation side, more and more facts are coming out that destroy the myth of Evolution. Did you know man and Dinosaur walked the earth at the same time? What was the canopy made out of that protected the earth before the deluge??
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Arctic Was The Mediterranean Of Its Day

Post#1 » Thu Sep 09, 2004 3:28 pm

Before the firmament rained down and the polar ice caps ensued... The whole world was the same ambient temperature.. Once again, man proves Gods WORD and they are still ignorant of their true discovery...
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Arctic Was The Mediterranean Of Its Day
By Harvey McGavin
The Independent - UK
9-9-4

The ice-strewn strewn waters of the Arctic Ocean were once as warm as the
Mediterranean Sea, an international scientific study has found.

The Arctic Coring Expedition (Acex) made the surprising discovery after
extracting sediment from 400m below the seabed. Samples of fossilised
algae showed that, 55 million years ago, the Arctic was a sub-tropical,
shallow sea with an average temperature of about 20C.

Scientists from eight countries recovered the samples from waters 1300m
deep on the Lomonosov Ridge which runs under the polar ice cap between
Siberia and Greenland.

The tiny algal fossils, containing traces of marine plants and animals,
dated back to the Palaeocene Eocene period, the warmest period in history
in the history of the earth when huge amounts of carbon were released
into the sea and atmosphere causing a supercharged greenhouse effect
after which the planet gradually cooled.

Dr Michael Kaminski, a palaeontologist from University College London,
said very few living things would have survived the conditions. He said:
"We're seeing a mass extinction of sea-bottom-living organisms caused by
these conditions. Moving forward in time, we see many species disappear.
Only a few hardy survivors endure the thermal maximum."

Geologists already knew something about the last 250,000 years of Arctic
history thanks to cores taken from the Greenland ice cap. But the
six-week Acex expedition - which also set out to find how long the
now-melting Arctic ice caps had been in existence - is the first to find
evidence of conditions at the North Pole 55 million years ago.

Professor Jan Backman of Stockholm University, one of the two chief
scientists of Acex, said: "We now have sediment records going back to 56
million years, which are resting on 80-million-year-old bedrock. The
early history of the Arctic Basin will be re-evaluated based on the
scientific results collected on this expedition."

The waters of the Arctic are today so cold - on average -1.5C - that the
expedition employed three ice breakers - two to clear a path for the
drill

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