|Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach in Chicago as temperatures dipped well below zero on Jan. 6, 2014.|
Some 15 or so years from now, the “polar vortex” might not sound so bad.
European scientists warn that by 2030, a decade of winters with deep freezing temperatures could bring about a “mini ice age” the likes of which hasn’t been seen in 370 years.
Researchers at Northumbria University, led by Professor Valentina Zharkova, used mathematical models to predict solar activity will drop by 60% and trigger plunging temps around the world. The last time this happened was between 1645 and 1715, the Independent reported.
More testing will be needed, but Zharkova is confident about her outlook.
“Combining both waves together and comparing to real data for the current solar cycle, we found that our predictions showed an accuracy of 97%,” she said.
Former NASA consultant and space shuttle engineer John Casey has been known to voice similar concerns. In fact, he wrote a book called “Dark Winter” in which he warns of crop failures and food riots.
“We don’t have 10 years,” Casey once told Newsmax. “We’ve squandered during President Obama’s administration eight years ... and we didn’t have eight years to squander.”So how are carbon taxes and cap and trade going to save us from this mini ice age? Oh, yah, that pick pocketing won't! But then that was never designed to save us from anything. The cash grab will just make it more difficult for those in Northern Climes to leave should this scenario play out..
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