Morning Reads – Thursday, May 23, 2019

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

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armanidog
armanidog

This makes me feel young again: Bald cypress trees over 2,000-years old have been discovered in the forested wetlands along Black River (in NC) using dendrochronology and radiocarbon dating. The oldest bald cypress yet documented is at least 2,624-years old, making Taxodium distichum the oldest-known wetland tree species, the oldest living trees in eastern North America, and the fifth oldest known non-clonal tree species on earth. The annual ring-width chronology developed from the ancient Black River bald cypress trees is positively correlated with growing season precipitation totals over the southeastern United States and with atmospheric circulation over the Northern Hemisphere,… Read more »

chefdavid
chefdavid

Discoveries like this give me faith there is a Bigfoot.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Gives me faith in climate science.

So all we have to do to bridge the gap between climate science and science deniers is to prove Bigfoot exists?

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

Put them in a canoe and row them to the edge of flat earth.

Benevolus
Benevolus

I assume the moon looks upside down to people in Australia. How do they explain that?