Tropical Trees Found in Antarctica
Fossilized stumps of tropical trees show that Antarctica was once forested.
A photo of a tree stump stick sticking out of the ice begins a report on Live Science about “weird forests” that once sprouted in the land of the midnight sun. Leaf impressions and tests of carbon by the University of Kansas show that a mix of deciduous and evergreen trees once grew here. The stumps are estimated to be late Permian in age according to the evolutionary timescale (250 million years old). Researchers can examine the wood cell patterns under the microscope to try to resolve how trees grew without sun for half the year.
In order for forests to have grown on this now icy continent, evolutionists surmise that “Some 250 million years ago, during the late Permian and early Triassic, the world was a greenhouse, much hotter than it is today.”
They can’t blame that on man-caused global warming. That’s 248 million years before the first cave campfires, according to the grand myth. Before the Flood, more of the climate was habitable, probably due to a thicker atmosphere and higher pressure. Fossils reveal many species of plants and animals larger than they are today.