Latest Ice ages Stories
New research from the Niels Bohr Institute indicates that there can be changes in the CO2 levels in the atmosphere that suddenly reach a critical turning point and with that trigger the dramatic climate changes.
A new study analyzing the fluctuations in sea levels during the last time Earth was between ice ages shows that oceans rose some nine feet in only decades due to collapsing ice sheets.
Dust trapped deep in Antarctic ice sheets is helping scientists unravel details of past climate change.
An article published in the prestigious science magazine Nature Geoscience yesterday shows that the period towards the end of the ice age was engraved by extreme and short-lived variations, which finally terminated the ice age.
Scientists are now making an alarming claim that the earth is on the brink of entering another Ice Age that could last the next 100,000 years.
The common wisdom is that the invention of the steam engine and the advent of the coal-fueled industrial age marked the beginning of human influence on global climate.
A study reported in yesterday's issue of Nature disputes a longstanding picture of how ice sheets influence ocean circulation during glacial periods.
A single typhoon in Taiwan buries as much carbon in the ocean -- in the form of sediment -- as all the other rains in that country all year long combined.
An abrupt release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, from ice sheets that extended to Earth's low latitudes some 635 million years ago caused a dramatic shift in climate.
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