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The White Island: Antarctica

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« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2010, 04:58:27 pm »

If you would have read the link I gave you, you would have already known that trees once grew on Antarctica. 

 Gondwanaland breakup (16023 Ma)
The cooling of Antarctica occurred stepwise, as the continental spread changed the oceanic currents from longitudinal equator-to-pole temperature-equalizing currents to latitudinal currents that preserved and accentuated latitude temperature differences.
Africa separated from Antarctica around 160 Ma, followed by the Indian subcontinent, in the early Cretaceous (about 125 Ma). About 65 Ma, Antarctica (then connected to Australia) still had a tropical to subtropical climate, complete with a marsupial fauna. About 40 Ma Australia-New Guinea separated from Antarctica, so that latitudinal currents could isolate Antarctica from Australia, and the first ice began to appear. During the Eocene-Oligocene extinction event about 34 million years ago, CO2 levels have been found to be about 760 ppm[28] and had been decreasing from earlier levels in the thousands of ppm. Around 23 Ma, the Drake Passage opened between Antarctica and South America, resulting in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current that completely isolated the continent. Models of the changes suggest that declining CO2 levels became more important.[29] The ice began to spread, replacing the forests that then covered the continent. Since about 15 Ma, the continent has been mostly covered with ice,[30] with the Antarctic ice cap reaching its present extension around 6 Ma. (Note it doesn't say completely)

It still doesn't make it Atlantis. 

Did you read the Title of the article you linked?

A forest grows in Antarctica - an extensive forest may have flourished about 3 million years ago

When did Plato say Atlantis sunk?  I told you.  Even if we allow a 75% margin of error, in case something is discovered that wasn't known before, the ice is still 3 million seven hundred and fifty thousand years old.  Isn't that what the title of the article says??

I repeat.  When did Plato say Atlantis sunk?

Please link us to a scientific paper that explains when Antarctica sunk.
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