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Britain facing new Little Ice Age
 

Temperatures set to plummet in coming years
 

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15 Apr10 - "Temperatures are set to plummet in coming years and Britain could face a new Little Ice Age," says this article in the Daily Express.

That shocking statement came as a result of a report published today in Environmental Research Letters, which said: “Solar activity during the current sunspot minimum has fallen to levels unknown since the start of the 20th century."

This decline could bring much colder winters to the UK and Europe than during recent decades.

"The last time Britain saw these conditions was from 1645 to 1715 when frost fairs were held on the frozen surface of the Thames in central London," the article continues.

That period of little or no sunspots - the Maunder minimum - became known as the Little Ice Age.

"Professor Mike Lockwood from the meteorology department at the University of Reading, said there was a 10 per cent chance of Maunder minimum conditions returning within 50 years."

See entire article:

http://www.dailyexpress.co.uk/posts/view/169300/
Weather-Britain-is-facing-a-new-Little-Ice-Age
Thanks to Emma Corry for this link



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