January 08, 2005
Horse 271 - The Ice Age
The Great Ice Age, a recent chapter in the Earth's history, was a period of recurring widespread glaciations. Mountain glaciers formed on all continents, the icecaps of Antarctica and Greenland were more extensive and thicker than today, and vast glaciers, in places as much as several thousand feet thick, spread across North America and Eurasia.
The Ice Age is different to the Dark Ages and the Middle Ages in that it was a lot colder. The Industrial Age probably warmed things up a bit with all the coal that was being burned and the Space Age is characterised by vast expanses.
But looking through KGB files only just released to the west, we can now safely say that the last Ice Age ended in 1934 after Joseph Stalin declared war on everything (nature, people, himself) and since that date and the invention of the refridgerator, the only practical uses for ice are now in drinks and for keeping donor organs cold.
Posted by Rollo at 16:59