Global warming could delay next ice age: study

Close up of a melting glacier.  Burning fossil fuels could postpone the next ice age by up to half a million years, researchers at a British university said Wednesday.(AFP/File/Jorge Vinueza)AFP – Burning fossil fuels could postpone the next ice age by up to half a million years, researchers at a British university said Wednesday.

Humans have already burned about 300 gigatonnes of carbon of fossil fuels. If 1000 Gt C are burnt then it is likely the next ice age will be skipped. Burning all possible fossil fuels (about 4,000 Gt C) could lead to avoidance of the next five, the study said.

Global warming could delay next ice age: study (AFP)

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