What caused the last Ice Age to melt And did this kill off the Furry Mamoth?
The world is continually going through a world-wide climate cycle, shifting from hot to cold to hot in a span of thousands of years. The last Ice Age was caused by this shift to cold, and we are now nearing the peak of the shift to hot. Coincidentally, one of the primary reasons that Global Warming remains merely a theory and not yet a fact is due to this measured trend. Unfortunately, we are *supposed* to be experiencing a sharp increase in temperature right now. The graphs that show this trend have been plotted backwards for tens of thousands of years. That makes it much harder to determine how much of an effect greenhouse gasses are causing. The Woolly Mammoth (Furry Mammoth?) was brought to extinction from a combination of the climate change and overhunting by the various ancestors of modern humans (I believe the main one responsible was called Cro Magnon, but that could very well be incorrect.