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Viewpoint: Yes, Ice Age Cycles of the Northern Hemisphere Are Driven by Complex Forces in the Southern Hemisphere, and Possibly Even the Tropics.

Ice Ages and Insolation

The concept of the ice age is relatively new. Until the early 1830s, geological formations that we now know were caused by glaciation—the action of glaciers as polar ice caps grow—was thought to be caused by the Great Flood described in the Bible. The Swiss geologist Jean de Charpentier made the first scientific case for glaciation in the early 1830s. Several great geologists of that time became converts to this concept and, in 1842 the French mathematician Joseph Adhémar published Revolutions de la Mer, Deluges Periodics, a detailed hypothesis of ice ages. While his hypothesis was incorrect, his book excited other scientists who...

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