Recent Examples on the WebThis rise happened from about 17,500 years ago to 11,700 years ago, causing the deglaciation that made Earth more habitable.
Anil Ananthaswamy, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Feb. 2020 Which means that the 200 or so samples collected in the field will dramatically improve not only our understanding of past deglaciation events but also the potential futures these ice sheets might breed.
Elizabeth Rush, National Geographic, 7 Mar. 2019 The Reef struggled with period of rapid deglaciation 17,000 and 13,000 years ago, respectively.
David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 29 May 2018 The next two events occurred during deglaciation that saw rising sea levels and the drowning of the reef, which then adjusted by migrating landward.
David Carrig, USA TODAY, 29 May 2018
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