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Does Antarctica initiate glaciations?

Attempts to explain the last million years of glacial cycles have concentrated mainly on the growth of Northern Ice sheets. Traditionally the summer insolation at 65N is thought to control the growth and extent of ice sheets, with interglacials coinciding … Continue reading

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The straw that broke the camel’s back

One of the great mysteries of climate science is the origin of the 100,000 year glacial cycles on Earth which have occurred  over the last million years.  These are interspersed with regular “short” interglacial periods coincident  with a maximum in … Continue reading

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Part 2: The real cause of Ice Ages ? – Resonant dust clouds ?

This post proposes that regular variations in interplanetary dust between the Earth and the Sun is the primary cause of  recent ice ages whose oscillations have been parameterised here. The Milankowitz theory of insolation is able to well explain the continuous … Continue reading

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