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Fossil Forest May Sprout Again as the Arctic Warms

Science & Tech  (tags: environment, ancient, discovery, study )

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A fossilized forest that flourished more than 2.5 million years ago could return to life thanks to a warming planet, scientists say. The paleo-scene won't sprout up overnight, of course, said Alexandre Guertin-Pasquier of the University of Montreal, who

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Cheryl B (64)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 5:03 am

Ioannes J (1)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 9:31 am
Not just Arctic animals, Migration of human development too. Corporate will be eyeing on Arctic-forest when other world trees disappear along with rising sea level. Sad is repeat of poor management of Mother Earth by our leaders if earth citizen don't conserve and preserve.

Greg K (1)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 1:10 pm
Corporations have probably already secured or have solid plans in place to secure all the marketable parts and abandon all the land they have destroyed or will soon be under water. Regular people will be left with the pollution, deveatation and the bill for clean up and rescue of the displaced that can't be killed or convieniently starved to death. We are getting set up for a new dictator or violent revolution and chaos because a few greedy psycopaths can't get by on way too much. The environment may be our ruin but I think greed is likely to finish us off as a civilization first.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 1:16 pm
When the permafrost thaws, there will be a tremendous release of methane...and climate change will accelerate dramatically. I would strongly recommend that people look up PETM, Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum. This was the last time that the world experienced such a dramatic methane release and subsequent warming of the earth. It was also the last period of mass extinction.

Roxie H (350)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 2:37 pm
Having the forest thaw is a bad thing

Rosie Lopez (73)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 3:39 pm

Talya H (10)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 4:38 pm
Cool re the forest but not great re global warming. :/

Kathleen R (138)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 5:36 pm
read & noted

David Menard (43)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 7:55 am
More proof of global warming

Harsha Vardhana (56)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 8:17 am
Thanks for the spread of awareness . We need to stop and think. It is quite late already

John B (185)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 8:57 am
Thanks Marty for the link to the Jeanna Bryner article. Amazing and so sad that global warming has brought this on. Read and noted.

g d c (0)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 12:01 pm
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