The Age: Muted Gaudeamus

A scientist last week dispelled fears that a new Ice Age is about to engulf the world. Some climatologists had predicted that the Arctic pack ice would some day unfreeze. However,after examining sediment thought to be 4,000,000 years old at latitude 80° N., longitude 158°W., the University of Wisconsin's David Clark confidently predicted that no pack ice will chill Key Biscayne very soon. It was one of the few pieces of unequivocally good news heard lately, and it recalled Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth, which described man's survival amid a new Ice Age and...

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