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Human Activity May Delay Next Ice Age

Human activity may delay the next ice age by 100,000 years, according to a new study. Writing in the journal Nature, researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research say that even “moderate human interference with the planet’s natural carbon balance” could cause us to skip an entire glacial cycle. “Even without man-made climate change we would expect the beginning of a new ice age no earlier than in 50.000 years from now – which makes the Holocene as the present...

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