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Mankind’s CO2 emissions may delay next ice age

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CLIMATE CHANGE. Visitors during the opening of the new educational pavilion ‘Climate, Animals, People’ in Wroclaw Zoo in Wroclaw, Poland, December 18, 2015. File Photo by Maciej Kulczynski
Carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations in the atmosphere could override other influences to make this the longest inter-ice age period in Earth history

PARIS, France — Human-driven climate change may have put the next ice age off by about 50,000 years, said scientists Thursday, January 14, highlighting our species’ ever-more dominant influence on Earth’s natural cycles.

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