Can an increase in CO2 cause another ice age?



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    The evidence seems to suggest not. Since glaciers are quickly melting due to an abundance of CO2 in the atmosphere, and since glaciers play a pivotal role in the prosperity of an ice age. An ice age occurring as a result of excessive CO2 emissions doesn’t quite fit.

    An ice age is generally recognized to be the result of a change in the earth orbit combined with a change in the earth’s tilt. This combined interaction results in a decrease in the amount of summer sunlight which reaches the northern hemisphere. Because of this, the glacial melt declines and glaciers in turn begin to grow, the increase in ice reflects more rays away from the earth’s surface, triggering cooler temperatures and more glacier growth.

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