ice age

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any period of time during which glaciers covered a large part of the earth's surface

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The close of the latest glacial age resulted in the extinction of many large mammals in North America.
Indeed, in 1974, the National Science Board concluded that the temperature decline in recent decades signaled "the next glacial age.
Towards the northeast margin of the deposit, a full 4-m sequence was recovered with alternating layers of fen carr peat and marl over a silt of probable late glacial age.
This transboundary population, residing in the Kootenai River of the United States and Kootenay Lake in British Columbia, Canada, was isolated from other white sturgeon in the Columbia River basin approximately 10,000 years ago during the last glacial age.
While the last glacial age generated the canvas, brushes, and paints, human activity and its sequellae have created the vista that is modern New England.
But when it comes to lowering sewer rates for homeowners in the Valley, we're back to the glacial age.
The course will look at topics such as climate change, the last glacial age in Britain, human development, and the migration and extinction of plants and animals.
According to the same computer simulations, the cumulative effect of thousands of years of human influence on climate is preventing the world from entering a new glacial age, altering a clockwork rhythm of periodic cooling of the planet that extends back more than a million years.