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Re: Why was Earth a fiery hell 55 million years ago?

Ah, now I remember.   I thought it wasn't new news.

But the notion of Earth covered in volcanic activity more recently than the end Cretaceous extinction is new news. Did that really happen, where, and what caused it?

Dora Smith
Austin, TX

----- Original Message ----- From: "evelyn sobielski" <koreke77@yahoo.de>
To: <DINOSAUR@usc.edu>
Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2008 12:33 AM
Subject: RE: Why was Earth a fiery hell 55 million years ago?

--- Dora Smith <villandra@austin.rr.com> schrieb:

On "Global Warning", on the History Channel, it says
that 55 million years
ago, earth was a "fiery hell".   It was covered with
massive volcanic
activity that triggered a methane release.

Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. You could bathe at
the North Pole (it would have been fairly chilly, but
still... not colder than the North Sea during a warm
year's summer).

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