Monday, April 6, 2009

74 degrees at the North Pole

Scientists discovered through studying ice core samples and ocean floor corings as well that the average temperature year around millions of years ago at the north pole was 74 degrees Fahrenheit. This may or may not surprise you. However, what I found interesting was that the cause of this 74 degrees average year around temperature was too much CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere, which is the same problem humans(and everything else that live on earth) is dealing with now in extreme Climate change.

It took 1 million years then of ferns growing from the north pole to the equator to bring temperatures back to what we had in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. So don't tell me that this cannot happen again. So maybe its time to start planting and growing ferns again (where they will now grow) because they seem to absorb more CO2 than any other plant.

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