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When will the next ice age happen? – Lorraine Lisiecki

When will the next ice age happen? – Lorraine Lisiecki

Twenty thousand years ago, the Earth was a frigid landscape where woolly mammoths roamed. Huge ice sheets, several thousand meters thick, encased parts of North America, Asia, and Europe. We commonly know it as the “Ice Age.” But geologists call it the Last Glacial Maximum. That’s because it’s the most recent time that ice reached …