IN a communication to the British Association at Oxford, I gave an outline of a method of obtaining a limit to the direct effect on terrestrial temperature of the diminished winter sun-heat during epochs of great eccentricity, the conclusion being that that effect had been enormously exaggerated, and that the astronomical theory of the Ice Age was really but a vague hypothesis, having no sound physical foundation.
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CULVERWELL, E. A Criticism of the Astronomical theory of the Ice age. Nature 51, 33–35 (1894). https://doi.org/10.1038/051033d0