The Force is Strong With This One
Whilst I do believe that the next (mini) Ice Age cometh, it seems to me that the Earth is sending chaotic, mixed messages to us. There are spots where a glacier or the snowline is retreating, (such as evidenced by the discovery of ancient hunting weapons in the above documentary), but there are other places where record-breaking, early snowfall indicates the opposite; plenty of examples of which appear in SOTT's Earth Changes column.Came across this documentary (short) that takes place in the Yukon. This is not really the place/thread for it, as it hits on a number of intertwined subjects, yet will give it a go here.
The documentary features glaciers and snow, moreover melting snow and ice, and what it revealed as it receded. The film appears to have been done by David Suzuki (a CBC thing), wherein you can hear him make reference to global warming as the snow patches melt. A film by David would be incomplete without mention of the AGW schtick. That said, in revealing what was under the snow he is glossing over the fact that the snow was not there in times gone by (as evidenced by some of the tools) - it was warmer, at a time that saw hunting of Caribou taking place and the hunters tools that were lost to later snow and ice, along with at least one body so far.
There is cross reference to the Ötzi tattoo man during the time they revealed this new body. Unfortunately, due to past fights between State and native peoples over ownership (this was in the US at the time), an agreement was made and details were said not to be released due to 'traditional cultural heritage' - so, who, where, what was pieced together remains unknown - although see below.
As said, though, this is an areas teaming with snow and glaciers, and yet basic carbon dating, if reliable, placed these tools 3,000 years ago (it says 9,000 below but that is not what they said unless heard incorrectly or it was revised). The footprint on the land make it a good bet for being relatively snow and ice free, although not completely. In the film, Caribou dung was very present under the snow as it melted out, dung that might just as easily have been from the day before it was so fresh.
Here is the blurb:
In the film, things were left somewhat vague due to said agreements concerning disclosure, and yet in the blurb above some things were revealed (being young, meals, DNA) - so would have to look further.
So, I guess we'll just have to wait and see, as the Cs often tell us.