4th July 2005 – Ice Ages

Ice Ages – should I buy a new anorak?


Dr Simon Robinson from Manchester University led this discussion on the history and causes of various Ice Ages and their impact on climate.

Are we heading for a new Ice Age or heading out of one?  How much time has Earth spent in Ice Ages compared to more temperate times?

Should we plant bananas in UK or buy real estate in the Sahara desert for when the icebergs drop into the Med.

Can WE cause an Ice Age? The conclusion was Yes! Can we stop one? No, not really! You will have to buy a new anorak.  El Nino and the gulf stream were discussed at some length. An incredibly wide ranging discussion with a man who had all the information.

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