A section of the Greenland ice sheet is seen from NASA's Operation IceBridge research aircraft along the Upper Baffin Bay coast on March 27, 2017 above Greenland. | Mario Tama/Getty Images

When Glaciers Retreated, Swings in Earth's Climate Subsided

Two new studies say the variability of Earth’s climate declined when glaciers in the Northern Hemisphere retreated about 20,000 years ago — a finding that will help researchers better understand climate change today.

‘The whole climate system depends on the redistribution of heat from the low latitudes to the high latitudes.’