Ancient baobab trees to tell story of climate change

Engorged South African baobab trees could hold the key to unravelling the story of climate change over the past 1,000 years

The Mail and Guardian in Africa report on a research paper that has been published in PLOS ONE which has been co-authored by Dr Neil Loader and Iain Robertson from the Department of Geography, Swansea University.

Baobab trees were sampled with permission from SANParks and AMS radiocarbon analyses of the tree cores were then performed to determine what the rainfall was like during the tree's life.

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