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Synonyms for ice age

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

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This time period was called the Little Ice Age and now researchers are worried the Earth might be headed for another mini ice age, (https://news.
Critique: Iconoclastic, exceptionally well organized and presented in a thoroughly 'reader friendly' manner, "A New Little Ice Age Has Started" is a valued contribution to the ongoing international debate over the issue of climate change and highly recommended for community and academic library Climate Change reference collections.
2 million years, the conveyor-like currents strengthened during warm periods and lessened during ice ages, as previously thought.
A BRIDGE of sea ice formed during the Little Ice Age allowed a new wave of arctic foxes to colonise Iceland, according to North East experts.
A LEADING weather scientist has claimed Europe could be just five years away from the start of a new Ice Age.
Focusing on a period around 12,800 years ago, when the Northern Hemisphere was plunged into the Younger Dryas mini ice age, they analysed carbon isotopes to determine how productive the lake was, and oxygen isotopes to look at temperature and rainfall.
Dear EarthTalk: It has been said that global warming will bring a new ice age.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Examination of skeletal remains of Ice Age mammoths done in a joint scientific project of 4 research centers proved that mammoths had passed far below 40 degrees north latitude, considerably south of the inhospitable habitat.
Most scientists have assumed that the ice sheets that form during ice ages scrape the land clean as they plow across the terrain.
The last Ice Age which affected mainly the Northern Hemisphere ended some 10,000 years ago.
The gusher is just one sign that the chilly environment that set the backdrop in the original Ice Age film is ending.
Driven by an unyielding belief in catastrophism and a fundamental opposition to Darwin's theory of evolution, Agassiz was unsettled by the notion that life may have survived ice ages unscathed in tropical oases.
Models failed to predict a series of sudden climate change events that happened during the period of the ice ages, but there is hope for their improvement.
After all, human-induced warming is still largely theoretical, while ice ages are an established part of the planet's history.
Major ice ages recur on a vast 100,000-year cycle -- about 90,000 years cold, only about 10,000 years warm (with up to a couple of thousand years variation).