Sea level significantly higher 55 million years ago

A greenhouse disaster 55 million years ago led to a significant rise in sea level at various locations in the world. This is the result from a research by Dutch scientists.

Research by the University of Utrecht, Appy Sluijs, shows that the city of Woensdrecht in Northern Brabant was located near the sea coast.

The sea level was about seventy meters higher than today. In a timeframe of thousand years the temperature on earth had increased by 6 degrees as a result of the increase in CO2 concentration.

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