Rebounding from an Ice Age | Stars, Cells, and God

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Rebounding from an Ice Age

Earth has undergone approximately 25 ice age cycles over the last several million years, with 85 to 90% of that time spent in conditions much colder than the present warm period. Yet, every cold glacial period thus far has ended with a warm “interglacial” period similar to the present global climate. But why does this happen? What allows an Earth with a much higher percentage of ice and snow cover to recover from cold temperatures associated with the deep glacial periods of our recent past?


The Last Glacial Termination

The Relative Contribution of Orbital Forcing and Greenhouse Gases to the North American Deglaciation

GRIP Deuterium Excess Reveals Rapid and Orbital-Scale Changes in Greenland Moisture Origin

The Timing of Major Climate Terminations

In and Out of Glacial Extremes by way of Dust-Climate Feedbacks

Glacial-Interglacial Changes in Ocean Surface Conditions in the Southern Hemisphere

Additional Resources:

Climate of the Past, Present, and Future: A Scientific Debate, 2nd ed.