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Volcanic Eruptions, Ancient Global Warming Period Linked
April 26, 2007
A team of scientists announced today confirmation of a link between massive volcanic eruptions along the east coast of Greenland and in the western British Isles about 55 million years ago, and a period of global warming that raised sea surface temperatures by 5 degrees (Celsius) in the tropics and more than 6 degrees in the Arctic.
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