This strongly points in the direction of a "outsider theory" that have been around for a long time, that if right will change much more than our view on the many flawed climate models. (more on this later):"The temperature difference between equatorial and polar sea waters was minimal during the extremely warm Greenhouse world 60 to 50 million years ago. This is the main conclusion drawn by a team of scientists from Utrecht University, the Netherlands, the NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research and the University of California, Santa Cruz. The team of scientists, headed by Peter Bijl, show that circum-Antarctic sea water exceeded 30ºC at that time. The results were published in Nature this week. ""BreakthroughPreviously, scientists from Utrecht University and the Royal NIOZ presented in a suite of Nature and Science articles the manifestation of Greenhouse climates in the Arctic regions, with the invasion of tropical algae and sea surface temperatures of up to 24ºC. Meanwhile, temperatures of waters fringing the Antarctic continent during the Greenhouse climates were a great unknown to climate scientists. The multidisciplinary research, published in Nature, now reached a breakthrough."Fossil Greenhouse world was warm from pole to pole (10/7/2009) Early Palaeogene temperature evolution of the southwest Pacific Ocean (Nature 461, 776-779, 8 October 2009)"PALMS flourished in the Arctic during a brief sweltering period about 50 million years ago, according to a study that hints at big gaps in scientific understanding of modern climate change.The Arctic "would have looked very similar to the vegetation we now see in Florida," Appy Sluijs of Utrecht University in the Netherlands said."Arctic 'like Florida' 50 million years ago
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