Thursday, June 27, 2024

xkcd: Earth Temperature Timeline

xkcd: Earth Temperature Timeline

Ice Ages | The New York State Museum

The Ice that Covered New York

Just 24,000 years ago, the spot where the New York State Museum (housed in the Cultural Eduation Center) is located was under more than 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of ice. At that time, the last ice sheets had reached their maximum size. A huge glacier covered nearly all of New York State.

the average global temperature of the ice age was 6 degrees Celsius (11 F) cooler than today.