Ice age happened in less than one year.

By | August 4, 2008

Ice age happened in less than one year

THE last ice age 13,000 years ago took hold in just one year, more than ten times quicker than previously believed, scientists have warned. Rather than a gradual cooling over a decade, the ice age plunged Europe into the deep freeze, German Research Centre for Geosciences at Potsdam said.

Cold, stormy conditions caused by an abrupt shift in atmospheric circulation froze the continent almost instantly during the Younger Dryas less than 13,000 years ago – a very recent period on a geological scale.

The new findings will add to fears of a serious risk of this happening again in the UK and western Europe – and soon. – scotsman

Get ready to have some company if we have another ice age year in our lifetimes. Does this also mean that a large part of the planet could turn into a desert in one year?

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