Glaciers reveal tree stumps from a warmer time

Ronald Stein
2021 - Heartland
Canada and the USA around the Great Lakes covered with snow. The water in the lakes is not frozen yet. During ice ages, this land and the lakes were cover with thick layers of ice.

Ancient tree stumps found under glaciers in Southeast Iceland are confirmed to be roughly 3,000 years old, RUV reports. A specialist believes the remarkably well-preserved stumps were part of a massive forest that disappeared after a long period of a warm climate. It is believed that 3,000 years ago, the forests were much larger, even reaching the highlands. Approximately 500 BC, the climate became colder, and glaciers began to form, destroying parts of the forests.

The planet has been here billions of years, with mankind only having been here for the last million or so. In that time, the planet has changed climates several times.


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