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New continent?

Post by DickPile » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:48 am

Hi, I came over this article:
http://www.iflscience.com/environment/e ... -for-ages/

Apparently there is a "new continent" east of Australia linking New Zealand and New Caledonia together that is the size of India. I this an earlier continent that was submerged or a continent that will emerge?
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Re: New continent?

Post by daniel » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:06 pm

DickPile wrote:
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:48 am
Apparently there is a "new continent" east of Australia linking New Zealand and New Caledonia together that is the size of India. I this an earlier continent that was submerged or a continent that will emerge?
If you look at ocean floor topography and age maps, Australia and New Zealand were part of the same continent. Rising water levels created the separation; of course, they were both part of Terra Australis if you go back far enough. (Heck, if you go back even further, there was only one continent--the entire planet!)

Remember that conventional science believes that the Earth was ALWAYS the same size it is now, with the continents sliding around, banging into each other. But the picture becomes clear once you realize that the planet has been expanding for a very long time.
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Re: New continent?

Post by DickPile » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:07 am

daniel wrote:
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:06 pm

If you look at ocean floor topography and age maps, Australia and New Zealand were part of the same continent. Rising water levels created the separation; of course, they were both part of Terra Australis if you go back far enough. (Heck, if you go back even further, there was only one continent--the entire planet!)

Remember that conventional science believes that the Earth was ALWAYS the same size it is now, with the continents sliding around, banging into each other. But the picture becomes clear once you realize that the planet has been expanding for a very long time.
Yes, that 's what I thought. It's kind of amusing and confusing. I'm currently taking a masters in Ecology and last year we learned all about global climate change and how the warming can affect all life on earth and rising sea levels will affect people living close to the sea. I have talked with a fisherman about the norwegian cod having to move further north for mating, but there doesn't seem to have been any change in sea level rise. With all the melting of the arctic ice, you would think that we would have witnessed some change in sea level rise by now.
Edit: I meant of course since the Arctic ice is melting Greenland should also be melting leading to rising sealevels as high as 15 meters according to estimates (no source).
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Re: New continent?

Post by daniel » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:24 pm

DickPile wrote:
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:07 am
I have talked with a fisherman about the norwegian cod having to move further north for mating, but there doesn't seem to have been any change in sea level rise. With all the melting of the arctic ice, you would think that we would have witnessed some change in sea level rise by now.
I grew up on the New England shore and I've not seen any change in water levels in over a half century. But I have noticed how the once sandy beaches are now two feet deep in dead eel grass from all the pollution. And the fish have practically disappeared... probably due to sea water temperature changes, again from pollutants.

But one would think that there would be a noticeable rise in sea level because of the claimed ice cap melting. I see two possibilities: planet is expanding, giving more ocean area, or that ice melt is going somewhere else.
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Re: New continent?

Post by trippingthelight » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:27 pm

daniel wrote:I see two possibilities: planet is expanding, giving more ocean area,
would this explain the rise in sink holes over the last few years? seems every week a huge whole opens up and swallows something. ha and my walk to work seems to take longer every day :lol: :lol:

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Re: New continent?

Post by Djchrismac » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:25 pm

If anyone fancies some more old map digging, i'm thoroughly enjoying browsing http://www.oldmapsonline.org/ especially around the North Pole/Bargos Islands and British Isles: http://www.oldmapsonline.org/en/Kommune ... scale_to=.

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