The last ice age ended about 12,000 years ago. It may not sound like a long time ago and yet the press has been flooded with a sensational prediction about an upcoming mini ice age in a few years. Well, some scientists believe this is true. The changing weather pattern and rising heat may paradoxically bring an ice age.

What would our world look like if an ice age hits us unprepared? It’s hard to predict but looking at other areas of our globe where snow abounds we can imagine as shown in the images below.

ice age what the world would look like

ice age the earth is covered in ice


Since Earth has a continent over the South Pole and an almost land-locked ocean over the North Pole, geologists believe that Earth will continue to experience glacial periods in the geologically near future.

Some scientists also believe that the Himalayas are a major factor in the current ice age, because these mountains have increased Earth’s total rainfall and therefore the rate at which carbon dioxide is washed out of the atmosphere, decreasing the greenhouse effect. The Himalayas’ formation started about 70 million years ago when the Indo-Australian Plate collided with the Eurasian Plate, and the Himalayas are still rising by about 5 mm per year because the Indo-Australian plate is still moving at 67 mm/year.


The Ice age. A glaciers in iceland.

The upcoming ice age. Frozen feathers in ice.

the powder snow of ice age

the snow-covered tree in coming ice age

snow_and_ice_scenic_landscape in ice age

the snow-covered-mountain-peaks in ice age

September 19, 2016 10:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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