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Home Grains of Green – Pollen grains and leaf waxes record vegetation on Antarctica during a time of global warmth 20-15 million years ago, when greenhouse gas concentrations may have been similar to projections for the end of the 21st Century. (Image credit: Sophie Warny and Kate Griener (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge)) Grains of Green - Pollen grains and leaf waxes record vegetation on Antarctica during a time of global warmth 20-15 million years ago, when greenhouse gas concentrations may have been similar to projections for the end of the 21st Century. (Image credit: Sophie Warny and Kate Griener (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge))

Grains of Green – Pollen grains and leaf waxes record vegetation on Antarctica during a time of global warmth 20-15 million years ago, when greenhouse gas concentrations may have been similar to projections for the end of the 21st Century. (Image credit: Sophie Warny and Kate Griener (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge))

Grains of Green - Pollen grains and leaf waxes record vegetation on Antarctica during a time of global warmth 20-15 million years ago, when greenhouse gas concentrations may have been similar to projections for the end of the 21st Century. (Image credit: Sophie Warny and Kate Griener (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge))

Grains of Green – Pollen grains and leaf waxes record vegetation on Antarctica during a time of global warmth 20-15 million years ago, when greenhouse gas concentrations may have been similar to projections for the end of the 21st Century. (Image credit: Sophie Warny and Kate Griener (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge))

Antarctic Postcard From the Past – This artist’s rendition created from a photograph of Antarctica shows what Antarctica possibly looked like during the middle Miocene epoch, based on pollen fossil data. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Dr. Philip Bart, LSU)
Drilling Back in Time – Rendering of drilling operations during the ANDRILL campaign in Southern McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, October – December 2007. (Image credit: University of Nebraska-Lincoln)