What is the warmest Earth has ever been?

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What is the warmest Earth has ever been?
« on: 18/06/2008 12:30:27 »
Matthew asked the Naked Scientists:

What is the warmest it has ever got on Earth, when, and where?

What do you think?

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What is the warmest Earth has ever been?
« Reply #1 on: 18/06/2008 20:14:12 »
About 4.5 billion years ago the Earth was entirely molten, that's the hottest the Earth has been.

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« Reply #2 on: 18/06/2008 20:16:41 »
The warmest it has ever been on Earth was probably when it was still molten - during the stage where the densest elements sank to form the core and the  least dense elements floated up to become the crust and atmosphere.
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