I doubt that anyone given to calling experts "warmies" has a mind open more than a micron, but, for what it's worth, every competent climatologist, paleontologist, biologist and geologist is well aware that the Earth has had warmer periods than the present.<quoted text>sorry, but the information confirms what we "deniers" have always said. I worded it very badly. The fact is that the Warmies always denied there was a warm period at this or any time.
55 million years ago, Greenland's northern coast was home to palms and crocodiles...while most of the the earth was baking and dead. We can thank basalt floods in India for that, filling the air with enough carbon to start a runaway greenhouse warming cycle. Now we're doing the same on our own.