Oct 9

When Antarctica Was Green

Before the start of the Eocene Epoch about 56 million years ago–Antarctica was still joined to both Australia and South America. And it turns out that a lot of what we recognize about the southern hemisphere can be traced back to that time when Antarctica was green.

7 Responses to “When Antarctica Was Green”

  1. Charles R

    I remember in elementary school while looking at a globe that the continents, especially South America and Africa, and North America and Europe would fit together like a jig puzzle. I knew something must have happened and at one time these continents must have been connected. It was around this time the plate tectonics theory came to be accepted.

    If Antartica had beach trees two 1/2 million years ago I wonder if Ohio had a warmer climate. I hate starring at another too long cold winter ahead.

    What Antartica does have today is an abundance of UFO’s and possible UFO basis. I saw a show on this last week. Also the highly admired Admiral Byrd in I believe about 1947 during operation High Jump, had quite the tale to tell of what happened to him and a tractor beam that took him inside some underground cavern/base.

  2. Steven B

    Wait a cotton pickin’ minute!

    There was a HUGE heat spike millions of years ago that raised temps by 5 – 8 degrees Celsius ( a rough 9 to 14 degrees F ) over 220,000 years!!! We had factories and farting cows and and and cars and jet planes WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY back then??? Where the heck were their “Global Warming” warriors???? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Why didn’t they carbon tax to prevent it???

    Poor Antarctica! If Al Gore had of been there, we’d still have another tropical paradise to vacation to. ๐Ÿ˜› (please place HEAVY sarcasm on all the preceding)

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