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Fraser
2018-Nov-25, 11:40 PM
A new study by a team of Rice University geophysicists indicates that the Earth's wandering poles could have triggered the last ice age.
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profloater
2018-Nov-26, 10:47 AM
I note this from the study showing how sensitive the climate is to details:


While the shift they measured would only be by about 3%, it would have had the effect of moving the Earth’s mantle. While the mantle under the tropical parts of the Pacific would have moved south, Greenland and parts of Europe and North America would have moved north. This shift would result in lower temperatures in these latter locations, which could have triggered the last ice age.