Giant glaciers formed about 90 million years ago during a warm period when alligators thrived in the Arctic, researchers said Thursday, calling into question the belief that all ice melts in a “super greenhouse” climate.This means Al Gore is ALL WRONG.
The researchers’ study, based on organic molecules in ocean sediments and chemicals in ancient fossil shells, indicated that there were ice sheets in Antarctica in parts of the Turonian period, one of the warmest times in history, when dinosaurs thrived.
The researchers, in the study published in the journal Science, wrote that the “super greenhouse climate” was “not a barrier to the formation of large ice sheets, calling into question the common assumption that the poles were always ice-free during past periods of intense global warming.”
It means glacier-building - and melting - is largely a local event, and not globally induced.
This is backed up by other recent studies which argue that the recent melting in the Arctic is caused by undersea volcanism and ocean currents and not air-temps and certainly not any increase in global mean temps (regardless of how they are caused - whether man-made or natural and periodic).
PLEASE, SOMEONE: GET AL GORE TO STFU!