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We've Probably Delayed the Next Ice Age by 50,000 Years

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We've Probably Delayed the Next Ice Age by 50,000 Years

German climate scientists studying past ice ages in Earth’s geologic history have concluded that we probably won’t see another ice age for at least 100,000 years. That’s because of global warming, a consequence of all the carbon we’ve been pouring into the atmosphere for decades. Predicting the future is always tricky, but researchers at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research had help from the past. In studying past ice ages, they’ve been able to come up with a relationship between the amount of energy the Earth absorbs from the sun, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and...

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