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The study of sediment cores drilled from the ocean floor off Antarctica’s east coast revealed fossil pollens (AFP/File, Antarctic Ocean Alliance) Scientists drilling off the coast of Antarctica made a startling discovery recently that could hold clues to the Earth’s future — especially if climate change keeps warming the planet.
According to a study published in the journal Nature, the frozen continent was home to a “near-tropical” rainforest 52 million years ago, when temperatures measured about 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
The study of sediment cores drilled from the
ocean floor off Antarctica’s east coast revealed fossil
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