Fossil global warming evidence shows in preserved leaf damage, according to reports in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Live Science 11 Feb 2008. PhD student Ellen Currano, (Pennsylvania State University, Smithsonian Institution) is studying leaf fossils in the Bighorn Basin Wyoming, which she dates at 52 to 60 million years old. During this time, she says, several significant temperature fluctuations occurred. One event particularly relevant to modern global warming is the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a rapid warming of 5-10 degrees Celsius caused by the release of at least 4,000 gigatons of carbon into the earth’s atmosphere over less than 10,000 years.
Editorial Comment: If we take this report seriously – how many cars, cows and human industries are evolutionists prepared to say were responsible for this 4,000 gigatons of carbon around 50 million years ago? Since the answer is none, then vast amounts of carbon dioxide can arise naturally both then and now? So why blame cars and cows and people when even secular Geology Professor Ian Plimer argues that less than 0.1 per cent of the atmospheric carbon dioxide is due to human activity and much of the rest due to little-understood geological phenomena.” (Plimer’s address to Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Sydney 11 April 2007) The only answers now possible to this are taxation revenue and global controls. (Ref. Geology, Palaeontology, Climate Change)
Evidence News 18 March 2008