Next ice age unlikely to begin for at least 1,500 years

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Concentrations of carbon dioxide emissions, blamed for global warming, will linger in the atmosphere for decades even if the world stopped pumping out emissions today.

The atmosphere contains high levels of carbon dioxide emissions which means the next ice age is unlikely to begin for at least 1,500 years, an article in the journal Nature Geoscience said on Monday.

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Melting ice at the North and South Poles is adding to the Earth’s girth

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The Earth had been ‘slimming down’ by just under a millimetre a year following the Ice Age, but global warming is reversing this process.

Is global warming to blame for the Earth putting on ‘weight’ around its ‘midriff’?  According to scientists, melting ice in Antarctica and Greenland due to global warming is adding volume to the oceans and this extra water is being pulled towards the Equator, adding to the girth at the widest part of our planet.

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Lice DNA Study Shows Humans First Wore Clothes 170,000 Years Ago

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University of Florida researcher David Reed is lead investigator on a five-year study following the evolution of lice that found modern humans first began wearing clothes about 170,000 years ago.

A new University of Florida study following the evolution of lice shows modern humans started wearing clothes about 170,000 years ago, a technology which enabled them to successfully migrate out of Africa.

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Scientists Find Evidence Of First Human Occupation In Australia

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Evidence of what could be Australia’s earliest human occupation has been found on the fringe of desert in the country’s remote northwest, archaeologists said Tuesday.

Peter Veth, of the Australian National University, said an artifact dated at between 45,000 and 50,000 years old found near the shores of Lake Gregory could be the start of a 25-year study into Australia’s first humans.

“This is the first evidence of human activity … in the arid northwest of the continent which can be dated to a time before the last great Ice Age,” he said in a statement.

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