UPDATE at bottom…
The world’s oldest tree has been found in Sweden, a tenacious spruce that first took root just after the end of the last ice age, more than 9,500 years ago.
The tree has rewritten the history of the climate in the region, revealing that it was much warmer at that time and the ice had disappeared earlier than thought. [...]
It had been thought that this region was still in the grip of the ice age but the tree shows it was much warmer, even than today, [Prof Leif Kullman at Umeå University] says.
“Spruces are the species that can best give us insight about climate change,” he says.
The summers 9,500 years ago were warmer than today, though there has been a rapid recent rise as a result of climate change that means modern climate is rapidly catching up.
So about that 300 million dollars Al Gore is investing in global warming awareness…
IRONY ALERT: The current cover of Time Magazine:
Oh. No. They. Didn’t.
That’s Iwo Jima some disgrace to graphic design just crapped on.