College of Environmental Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54302. Address for 1975–1976 academic year: Department of Geography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801
The recent lull in North Atlantic tropical storm activity apparently is contributing to a significant reduction in rainfall in peninsular Florida. The same phenomenon probably characterized climatic patterns of glacial ages and may have been partially responsible for the aridity indicated by the late Quaternary pollen record of south-central Florida. This parallel between recent climatic trends and reconstructed Ice Age conditions in Florida supports the notion that the Ice Age is returning.