Last Ice Age (image) University of Copenhagen Share Print E-Mail Caption The picture shows the maximum ice distribution on the northern hemisphere during the last ice age. By controlling emissions of fossil fuels we may be able to delay the start of the next ice age for 500,000 years, new research shows. Credit Dr. Martin Jakobsson, Stockholm Geo Visualization Lab. Usage Restrictions Credit: Dr. Martin Jakobsson, Stockholm Geo Visualization Lab. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.