We Should be in an Ice Age

Posted by on Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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It's no secret that the Earth is warming and we won't be seeing an ice age anytime soon. However, researchers say that we should be.

Columbia University doctoral student Michael Sandstrom told Live Science that "We should be heading into another ice age right now." 

Since Earth has been around for 4.5-billion-years there have been about five ice ages.

However due to current carbon dioxide levels, Earth may not experience another ice age for 100,000 years.

While it is not fully understood why ice ages happen, researchers believe they’re caused by a massive decline in carbon dioxide.



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