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2000 pollen samples studies

Hutt News, February 7, 2017   Fossilised tree pollen is giving us a better understanding of climate change over the last 34 million years. Moore than 2000 samples of fossilised tree pollen held at GNS Science in Lower Hutt have been studied to get a picture of the climate over the past 34 million years, covering a period when New Zealand was six to eight degrees Celsius warmer then today. The research, published this month in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, is based on fossilised tree pollen that scientists have extracted from rocks over the last 60 years. By comparing
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