posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 09:37 PM
An ice age or, more precisely, glacial age, is a generic geological period of long-term reduction in the temperature of the Earth's surface and
atmosphere, resulting in the presence or expansion of continental ice sheets, polar ice sheets and alpine glaciers. Within a long-term ice age,
individual pulses of extra cold climate are termed "glacial periods" (or alternatively "glacials" or "glaciations" or colloquially as "Ice
Age"), and intermittent warm periods are called "interglacials". Glaciologically, ice age implies the presence of extensive ice sheets in the
northern and southern hemispheres; by this definition we are still in the ice age that began at the start of the Pleistocene (because the Greenland
and Antarctic ice sheets still exist).
We have been in a ice age for around 3 million years.
I just wish these idiots would use the proper term glacial period instead of ice age.
We are in a interglacial period of the ice age right now.
But the global warmers would have a hard time pressing there agenda by saying that we were still in a Iceage because everyone loves warm
Earth had a very large amount of animal life before the ice-age and would have easily supported man without any problems.
But this also does not fit there agenda
The Miocene was the last ice free period