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Climate During The Cenozoic Era

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Climate During The Cenozoic Era
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.08

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    breakup, tectonic, interglacial, atmosphere, affected, lifetime, extremely, stage, circulation, receded, equator, history, earth, however, general, caption
     content words:    Portage Glacier, Cenozoic Era, South Pole, North America, Arctic Ocean, Ohio River


Climate During The Cenozoic Era
By Patti Hutchison
  

1     Caption: Portage Glacier, Alaska
 
2     Did you know you are living in the Cenozoic Era? But a lot has happened in the last 66 million years! Many tectonic events have taken place. Some of them have affected the earth's climate.
 
3     Before the Cenozoic Era, the earth was quite warm and wet. The final breakup of Pangaea occurred during this time. A change in ocean circulation occurred.
 
4     As Antarctica broke away from Australia, it moved over the South Pole. The warm ocean current that had been flowing past Antarctic was reversed. A cold current began to surround it. The climate of Antarctica cooled, and glaciers formed.
 
5     Later on, the climate began to warm again. The glaciers began to melt. Sea level began to rise. The margins of North America were covered by the sea. This is why many fossils of marine life are found inland today.

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