Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ice Age Meltdown

Today on Far Future Horizons we travel back in time some twenty thousand years to witness a major climatic upheaval, an Ice Age Meltdown.

Twenty thousand years ago there was a sudden change in climate which ends a global freeze which had lasted for several thousands of years. Melting ice caps drive up sea levels to create coastlines we recognize today and great glaciers thaw dramatically tore-sculpture the landscape.

A mass extinction took place and as the human race adapted to these breath taking changes to their familiar environment, the seeds of our modern society were sown.

The World's climate changed very quickly, with dramatic consequences for all life on the planet. Today our world is heating up at a similar rate what can the lessons of the past teach us about surviving our future?

Ice Age Meltdown and other National Geographic Channel documentaries can be purchased on DVD from their online store.

Naked Science - Ice Age Meltdown

Naked Science - Ice Age Meltdown (2009) by dm_51d950858a7eb

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