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Trees could grow in Antarctica within century: scientist

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posted on Jul, 12 2006 @ 06:40 PM
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Professor Robert Dunbar of Stanford University is warning that global climate change could result in a return of trees and other plants to Antartica before the end of the century. The warning came at a speech given to the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research and the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs.


Trees could grow in Antarctica within century: scientist




posted on Jul, 12 2006 @ 06:53 PM
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Unlikely.

It would take longer than that for the soils capable of supporting trees to develop.



posted on Jul, 14 2006 @ 12:52 AM
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Originally posted by dave_54

Unlikely.

It would take longer than that for the soils capable of supporting trees to develop.




So what do you think is under the ice?

...If not soil?

(Bear in mind that trees grew in Antarctica before the ice came.)



posted on Jul, 14 2006 @ 01:02 AM
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I wonder what ancient seeds are frozen in time down there?



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