Texas: A Perfect Example of Climate Change

Posted: Aug 09, 2011 2:19 PM

Yes, climate change is real. The climate has been changing since the beginning of Earth. Apparently, Texas used to be attached to Antarctica.

Texas and sub-zero Antarctica were linked 1.1 billion years ago, long before the supercontinent Pangaea formed, scientists said Monday.

Rocks collected in a mountain range in West Texas have the exact same composition of lead isotopes as those from Coats Land in Antarctica, a remote part of the Antarctic continent south of the Atlantic Ocean basin, said Staci Loewy, a geochemist at California State University, Bakersfield. Both were once part of a supercontinent that existed long before the famed Pangea -- a giant, early land mass called Rodina, she said.

The forecast for Texas today? Hot. Not like Antarctica. Quite the change!




 Get over it, Al Gore.