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Is an Ice Age Coming? | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

3169185 / May 25, 2016

Spoiler: no (and climate change has nothing to do with this).

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We’re living in a brief window of time where our planet isn’t frozen underneath a giant layer of glaciers. How much longer will the moderate climate that we’ve come to know as “normal” continue? What causes these dramatic shifts in temperature that thaw our planet and then throw it back into a state of deep freeze? This episode looks at how the changes in our planet’s orbit and rotation impacts our climate.

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