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  •  Yes (1+ / 0-)
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    I use the common definition of extensive ice outside the polar regions.

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra En théorie, il n'y a aucune différence entre théorie et pratique, mais en pratique, il y a toujours une différence. - Yogi Berra

    by blue aardvark on Wed Apr 04, 2012 at 02:02:43 PM PDT

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    •  The general terminolgy used in geosciences (2+ / 0-)
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      blue aardvark, Desert Scientist

      says we are in a warm interglacial (Holocene) during the Pleistocene ice ages.

      Where are we, now that we need us most?

      by Frank Knarf on Wed Apr 04, 2012 at 02:18:58 PM PDT

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    •  Well you're just wrong then (0+ / 0-)

      We are in an "interglacial" period within the current ice age. The stable state of the Earth is without glaciers. Glaciers only form when the continents shift such that there is are major land masses at the poles. Then a glacier forms and that sets off feedback loops that cool the planet, and glaciers spread and form on mountains, etc. We're millions of years into an ice age, but only about 12,000 years into the current interglacial period.

      Educate yourself before you spouting nonsense.

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