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Study: Ancient tectonic activity was trigger for ice ages Continenta

Study: Ancient tectonic activity was trigger for ice ages Continenta

For hundreds of millions of years, Earth’s climate has remained on a fairly even keel, with some dramatic exceptions: Around 80 million years ago, the planet’s temperature plummeted, along with carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. The Earth eventually recovered, only to swing back into the present-day ice age 50 million years ago.

Rogue wave ahead - New prediction tool gives 2-3 minute warning of incoming rogue waves.

Rogue wave ahead - New prediction tool gives 2-3 minute warning of incoming rogue waves.

Sailing history is rife with tales of monster-sized rogue waves — huge, towering walls of water that seemingly rise up from nothing to dwarf, then deluge, vessel and crew. Rogue waves can measure eight times higher than the surrounding seas and can strike in otherwise calm waters, with virtually no warning.